Forget Veloso Toon Bid!

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
The 22-year-old's agent Paulo Barbosa has claimed Manchester City are also interested in him.

Veloso has seven caps for Portugal.

BBC Radio 5 Live's senior football reporter Ian Dennis said: "Sporting are believed to value him at about £12m.

"More developments are expected in the next 24-48 hours. It appears Bolton, who have also made a bid, are still some way short of matching valuation."

Bolton manager Gary Megson: "It's something we are trying to do but whether it comes to fruition is another thing.

"He is a quality act. If we can do it we will try to bring him in. We have spoken to Sporting but that is all it is at the moment."