Samuel is Bolton bound

The 26-year-old will formalise a four-year contract on 1 July, becoming Sammy Lee's first signing since taking over from the man with the biggest head in football (bar Martin Jol). "I was at Villa for ten years and when you have been at a place for so long you become part of the furniture," he told Bolton's website, seemingly explaining his terrible form over the past two years with complacency. "I felt like I needed a change and I'm sure that by coming up to Bolton I will get myself playing again. Bolton is the club to get my career back on track."