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By ESPN Staff

Bolton sign Iranian midfielder Teymourian

Bolton have signed Iran midfielder Andranik Teymourian on a two-year contract.

The deal has been completed after the club obtained a work permit for the 23-year-old, who joins from Iranian side Abu Moslem.

Teymourian is a defensive midfielder, who has won 11 caps for his country and played in all three of their matches at the World Cup this summer.

Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce told his club's official website 'Andranik is a talented player and somebody who I believe will be able to adapt to the tough demands of the Premiership.

'He impressed a lot of people during the World Cup and I am delighted that we have beaten off a lot of competition to get his signature.'

Allardyce has also been linked with a move for Czech Republic defender Pavel Mares from Russian club Zenit Petersburg.

The player's agent, Viktor Kolar, told the Czech News Agency: 'Mares flies to Bolton on Wednesday where he will undergo health tests.

'If he passes them, nothing will prevent the signing of the transfer.'