Football: Bolton set to sign pounds 3.2m Elliott

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Bolton Wanderers will break their transfer record today by signing the Newcastle United left-back Robbie Elliott for pounds 3.2m, writes Alan Nixon.

Elliott flew to meet Bolton's manager, Colin Todd, who is holidaying in Portugal, after a price was agreed between the clubs. He returned last night to complete the formalities. Elliott, who was entering the last year of his Newcastle contract, will sign a four-year deal worth more than pounds 1m. Newcastle will use the money towards funding future signings - possibly Paul Ince and Crewe's Danny Murphy.