OFFICIAL: Gary Cahill Completes Chelsea Move

By on January 16, 2012

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Chelsea have finally confirmed the signing of Bolton defender Gary Cahill this afternoon after lengthy contract negotiations.

The 26-year-old passed a medical on Saturday morning and watched his new team mates from the stands as Chelsea beat Sunderland 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Owen Coyle confirmed Chelsea and Bolton agreed a fee over two weeks ago, and after extensive contract talks Andre Villas-Boas has finally got his man.

Cahill will wear the number 24 shirt and will compete with the likes of David Luiz for a place alongside John Terry at the heart of Chelsea’s defence for their next game away to Norwich this weekend.

On completing the move, Cahill told Chelsea’s official website:

‘Chelsea is a massive club, it is a club that looks to win trophies season in season out and it is a big opportunity for me to be a part of that. Opportunities like this you can’t turn down.’

The exact fee has not been disclosed but BBC suggest Chelsea will pay Bolton around £7m for Cahill’s services, which represents good value for money for a player who has both Premier League and International experience.

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4 Comments

  1. ola

    January 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    welcome my man come and rescue us 4rm conceeding goals every week

  2. yk

    January 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Welcome cahill, our expectations are high, so don’t let us down. Wishing U a great time @ stanford bridge

  3. mr tajudeen

    January 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    with the incoming of cahill from bolton and essien from injury will boost the playing of chelsea and their ambition of wining the league

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