Date: 16th January 2007 at 5:05pm
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David Dunn has passed his medical with Bolton, and despite last minute interest from Blackburn, is expected to sign for them shortly.

Blackburn have failed to even match Bolton’s bid despite two attempts, and now that the medical has been passed even Steve Bruce doesn’t believe the late entry by Blackburn will scupper the deal.

Speaking to the press Bruce said:

‘As we speak, Dunny is in talks with Bolton. He has been there for the best part of a week. His injuries are well documented and knowing Sam Allardyce and the medical staff at Bolton, they would have done every test possible.

‘We have been told in the past half hour that he has passed all tests as part of the medical.

‘I would expect now that the personal terms will be thrashed out. That is not going to take long so I expect he will sign for Bolton.

‘I kept reading that Blackburn were going to make a counter bid. We had received nothing from them but they have been in contact in the last hour, but I think it is too late.

‘Dunny has already decided he is going down the route of signing for Bolton and in any case Blackburn still haven’t met our valuation of the player.’