Sky claims the midfielder rejected the offer of a contract after two weeks of negotiations.It is believed the move fell through because the 33-year-old did not feel it was right for him or his family.
Last week Nathan Blake urged Cardiff City to sign his old pal Kevin Nolan – before Bolton do.
He said: “He’s a great lad and a top pro. Even as a schoolboy I saw that he always had bags of potential. He was a lovely kid and you could have a good laugh with him.He could take the captaincy at Cardiff and thrive.Imagine the pressure he has been under at West Ham for years. Now he just wants to play.”
“Kevin has earned a lot of money in the game, so to get him, you’ve got to sell what your dream is. Not just that you want to win promotion but how you’re going to do it.If the opportunity was there, go and sign him.”
Last week Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon claimed Kevin Nolan was unlikely to return to them.