Is Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson really about to move for Bolton defender?
GARY CAHILL has been told to expect a bid from Manchester United after the World Cup.
The Bolton defender was watched closely last season by Sir Alex Ferguson and now United are preparing a £15million bid.
Sources close to the Old Trafford boss have indicated to the former Aston Villa star that he will make the long-awaited approach within a few weeks.
Cahill, 24, was virtually ruled out of contention for the England World Cup squad when he suffered an injury caused by a blood clot in his arm last autumn.
He recovered in time to help Bolton to top-flight safety but boss Owen Coyle made it clear that he would not stand in the way of him leaving.
United need English players to help comply with the Premier League’s new ruling which states that clubs must have eight home-grown players in their squad from next season. (News of the World)
Gary Cahill is a very capable performer in fact perhaps he even had a great deal of potential but is he ready to make the step up from lower half dwellers Bolton up to Premier League title chasers Manchester United? It seems that the Reebok Stadium outfit are keen to cash in on the England man if they get a chance but even in today’s over inflated transfer market is the former Aston Villa man really worth such a price?
Perhaps and even more salient question would be whether the Old Trafford outfit doesn’t already have a number of players better than the Sheffield born centre back? Ferguson has Nemanja Vidic (for the moment) and Rio Ferdinand (woefully off form) to use as a pretty damn good first choice partnership and has long term replacements of real quality and potential in the likes of Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling, so is a move for Cahill really needed?
One would have thought that a move for a replacement keeper for veteran Edwin Van der Sar and perhaps another striking options would be a more urgent issue to deal with, after all the United back line conceded less goals than any side in the Premier League last term.