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Transfer News: Chelsea Favourites To Land £8m Defender

Chelsea are set to launch an £8m swoop for Bolton centre back Gary Cahill, according to reports. Arsenal are out of the running, but Spurs may rival the Blues.

Chelsea are set to launch an £8m swoop for Bolton centre back Gary Cahill, according to reports.

Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has made a new defender his top priority during the up-coming transfer window and has identified the England stopper as the perfect candidate. Cahill was subject to several enquiries during the summer, with both Arsenal and Tottenham submitting offers.

However, both fell short of Bolton’s £15m valuation and the 25-year-old remained at the Reebok when the window slammed shut on September 1st. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out returning for Cahill, declaring he’s happy with his defensive options, but it’s thought Tottenham are still monitoring his situation and may rival Chelsea for his signature while Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is also a huge admirer of Cahill and may be tempted if the price is right.

Bolton have been forced to lower their valuation as the player is in the final year of his contract and could walk away for nothing in the summer, so Chelsea could land him for as little as £8m.



  1. bc

    November 23, 2011 at 11:20 am

    unsure of who actually needs Cahill the is who currently has who at centre half

    Man C: kompany, lescott, savic, toure
    Man U: Vidic, ferdinand, jones, smalling, evans
    Chelsea: terry, alex, luiz, ivanovic
    Arsenal: vermaelen, koscielny, mertescaker, djourou, squillaci,
    Spurs: King, dawson, gallas, kaboul, bassong

    Its an interesting one as Man City and Chelsea would appear to have the least number wise, but spurs have the weakest batch. i would say man u have the strongest batch just over arsenal. for me it has to be between city and chelsea as cahill would become both teams 2nd best centre half and go straight in the team, whereas he would struggle to get in at arsenal and man u. he would also get in the spurs team as they have severe injury problems with players like gallas, king and dawson, but you would have to think if cahill is coming to london it will be chelsea.

  2. magnumopus

    November 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Perhaps he will go to Liverpool instead.

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