Holding was one of the bright sparks in what was a very disappointing campaign for Bolton last term and as a testament to his fine performances the defender was awarded the Players’ Player of the Year award recently.
Holding’s displays have caught the attention of a number of clubs and Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly very keen on securing the services of the 20-year-old.
It was claimed that Arsenal had placed an initial bid of around £750,000 for Holding but the offer was immediately rejected, with Bolton chairman Dean Holdsworth stating that the Trotters were under no real pressure to sell their prized asset.
Now in a further development to the story, revelations can be made that Bolton have made Arsenal aware of their actual asking price for the England Under-21 international.
According to reports from the Daily Express, claims have been made that Bolton want £7million for Holding – which is almost 10 times what Arsenal are said to have initially offered.
However, the Gunners are believed to be ready to raise their offer to around only £2million and with Holding having one year remaining on his current deal at the Macron Stadium, Bolton do not seem to possess too much bargaining power.