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Sam Allardyce is confident Vincent Candela will sign for Bolton before the close of the transfer window.
The French full back has a deal with Italian side Roma that expires in the summer, but is keen to leave in January.
His lack of first team chances at Stadio Olimpico had led to him becoming increasingly frustrated, and he is eager to take the lifeline offered to him by Bolton.
Bolton boss Sam Allardyce has spoken of his delight after completing the signing of Roma full back Vincent Candela.
The talented Frenchman, who will wear number 23, joins Bolton on a five-month contract and appears to be a significant coup for the North West outfit.
Candela has been frozen out at the capital club this term but at 31, still looks an astute piece of business by Allardyce.
Bolton Wanderers defender Vincent Candela has reportedly agreed a deal to join Udinese.
Candela linked up with The Trotters in January from Roma and made 12 appearances for Sam Allardyce's men.
He was offered a contract to stay at The Reebok Stadium to help the club on their European debut in next season's Uefa Cup.
Vincent Candela has signed for Udinese after shunning the chance to stay at Bolton Wanderers.
The experienced full back had joined Bolton in January from Roma and had been on a contract until the end of the season.
Trotters boss Sam Allardyce had been hoping to hang on to Candela as the club prepare for their debut campaign in the Uefa Cup.