Bolton defender wants to prove himself at the highest level.
Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill has revealed that his dream remains to play European football.
“As a professional footballer in general you want to strive and be the best you can and try to get to the highest level you can.
“Playing European football would be fantastic but as it is at the minute I’m not doing that so all I can do is put my performances in for Bolton Wanderers.”
Arsenal were thought to be leading the chase to sign Cahill, but the England international proved out of Arsene Wenger’s price range, and he was able to buy both Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos for less than Cahill’s mooted fee.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were the clubs most strongly linked to signing Cahill once Arsenal were priced out of the running.
Blues boss Andre Villas Boas admitted he would like to sign a British centre back saw much of the press link Cahill to Stamford Bridge, while the notoriously coy Harry Redknapp revealed Spurs had an offer rejected on deadline day.
Liverpool were also thought to be interested, but like Arsenal, moved for a cheaper option with Sebastian Coates – who was also bought with his huge potential in mind.