Bolton undecided on Denilson
Bolton have yet to make a decision on whether to sign former Brazil international Denilson despite suggestions to the contrary by the player's brother and agent.
The 31-year-old, once the world's most expensive player, has been on trial with Wanderers having left Palmeiras in December.
Denis de Oliveira Araujo, Denilson's brother, intimated a deal was close to being done today but that claim appears to be premature.
"We have yet to make a decision, he is still on trial," said a Bolton spokesman.
Left-winger Denilson cost Real Betis about £21.5m when he moved from Sao Paulo in 1998 but struggled to live up to that price tag.
After unsuccessful spells at Flamengo, Bordeaux, Al-Nasr in Saudi Arabia and FC Dallas he returned to his homeland for what was expected to be his swansong.
However, after the end of his one-year contract with the Sao Paulo-based club in December he returned to Europe to begin a trial with Bolton last week.
Araujo claimed Denilson had impressed Wanderers boss Gary Megson with his fitness levels.
"He has undergone several tests and was highly praised by the staff," he said.
"They said that, despite not playing for a month, he has the same conditions of the other players.
"Bolton board members told us that Denilson's situation has to be settled on Wednesday.
"I am optimistic - they gave him the key of the closet of the training centre."
There was always a feeling Denilson viewed his trial with Bolton as a way of advertising himself to other clubs and Araujo said they already had another interested party.
"If they do not give us an answer then I am going to consider that the negotiation is over and, in this case, we have a proposal from another European club," he said.
Latest in Sport
Laura Trott and Jason Kenny announce engagement
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea deserve to be setting pace going into Christmas fixtures
Manchester United vs Newcastle United preview: Alan Pardew targets rare Old Trafford win to halt Newcastle slump
Sir Alex Ferguson on Jose Mourinho: 'He's good looking, speaks five languages, wins everything - it's unfair'
Arsenal vs QPR: Leroy Fer seeks perfect present for Boxing Day
- 1 PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
- 2 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Vagina canoe artist defends herself over ‘obscenity’ charges
- 5 The Queen’s speech 2014: Recap and Twitter reaction to Game of Thrones reference
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader