Report: Bolton Wanderers missed out on Bundesliga striker Artjoms Rudnevs this summer

The Hamburg man is not wanted at the Bundesliga club.

Reports in Germany are claiming that Championship side Bolton Wanderers missed out in an ambitious bid to bring Latvian striker Artjoms Rudnevs to the club from Hamburg SV.

It is being reported by RP-Online in Germany that Rudnevs was desperate for an exit from Hamburg this summer, where he is not currently considered a first-team regular.

The report states that Greek side PAOK Salonika, Belgian giants Standard Liege and Bolton were the three teams keenest on his signature this summer.

However the transfer window slammed shut before any of the above teams could finalise a deal for the player.

Bolton were trying to bring him in on loan but could not finalise the finances of such a deal and in the end Rudnevs had to remain at the Bundesliga strugglers, where he is no longer a first-team regular.

Any chance Bolton had of signing him now are currently over, as the emergency loan window does not allow for the arrival of players based abroad.

Rudnevs is now expected to run down his deal with Hamburg, which expires in the summer, at which point Bolton could try again for his services.

The 27-year-old arrived at Hamburg in 2012 after scoring goals for fun in the Polish league for Lech Poznan but has barely featured in the last nine months.

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