Veloso too expensive for Bolton

The Trotters have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old midfielder in recent days.

Megson said: “It’s now dead in the water and won’t happen.

“We tried to bring what we thought was a top-class player to the club but we can’t do it.

“To use an analogy, if you like a car but you can’t afford it then you have to look at something cheaper.”