Makukula joins Bolton

Portugal international Aziza Makukula of Benfica has been loaned to Bolton till the end of the season, Benfica said on Friday, after a move to West Bromwich Albion fell through.

The Portuguese club added, in a statement on Portuguese financial site CMVM, that there would also be an option to buy the 27-year-old striker for five million euros.

Benfica said: "An agreement has been agreed with Bolton for the loan of Aziza Makukula till the end of the season, an agreement which also has an option to buy for five million euros."

The West Brom deal did not succeed because Makukula did not want to join a club which was bottom of the Premier League