Found January 30, 2012 on
After it emerged at the weekend that Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill had made an enquiry about Davies, the Northern Irishman on Monday afternoon revealed that he has followed it up with a bid which has been rejected.
Coyle, speaking earlier in the day, had already stressed that he was not inviting offers for a player he insists remains very much in his plans.
As far as Coyle is concerned, Davies will still be with Bolton after the transfer window closes on Tuesday evening.
Coyle concedes, though, that things might be different if the 34-year-old - who is out of contract in the summer and has lost his place in the Wanderers first XI this season - indicates that he wants to leave.
"It (a bid) won't change my outlook," said Coyle, talking at a press conference this morning ahead of Wednesday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal.
"I want Kevin Davies here, regardless of what offer is made.
"The only thing that would change that circumstance is...
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Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has confirmed that the club have had a bid for Bolton striker Kevin Davies rejected.
The Black Cats, who had earlier made an enquiry about the 34-year-old, firmed up their interest on Monday morning, but were met with a flat refusal.
O'Neill said: "We have have made an offer to Bolton for him, and that has been rejected at the moment...
The Ulsterman, who revealed the club had had a bid for Bolton striker Kevin Davies rejected on Monday, has not given up on that proposed deal and is also considering dipping into the loan market after sending Wes Brown and David Vaughan for scans on injuries picked up during yesterday's 1-1 FA Cup fourth round draw with Middlesbrough.
Skipper Lee Cattermole, who missed the clash...
Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is ready to make a final attempt to sign out-of-favour Bolton striker Kevin Davies. The former...
After the hosts had applied virtually all the pressure without breaking the deadlock, it was the Swans who went 1-0 up in the 43rd minute through Luke Moore's deft chip.
Darren Pratley, who left the Welsh outfit for Wanderers in the summer, squared things by heading home an equaliser in first-half stoppage time before Chris Eagles netted the winner 11 minutes after the break...