Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Gary Cahill to relieve the growing pressure
Chelsea are hoping to buy England and Bolton defender Gary Cahill in the January transfer window as manager Andre Villas-Boas strives to shore up his team’s leaky backline and alleviate the growing pressure on him. If Cahill is signed it is likely to lead to the departure of Alex, who has struggled to make the first-team squad this season and appears to have failed to convince Villas-Boas. Cahill has formed a promising partnership with John Terry for England and would be available for less than half of the £15m Bolton were demanding for him last summer. The 25 year-old is in the final year of his contract and Bolton are desperate for him not to leave for free at the end of the season. Cahill does not want to be forced into a move and has to weigh up whether a transfer to Chelsea, unless he will be an automatic choice, will damage his chances of going to the Euro 2012 finals. However, at Bolton he also faces a battle against relegation.
source: The Telegraph