Juventus join race to sign Bolton Wanderers star.
Juventus have joined Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the race to sign Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill, according to Italian website Tutto Mercato Web.
Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas revealed earlier this summer that he wanted to sign a British centre back, while Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said publicly a bid had been rejected.
Fellow Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool are not thought to be in the running for Cahill though, having already signed Per Mertesacker and Sebastian Coates respectively.
Competition to sign Cahill in the January transfer window will likely be fierce though, as the central defender will then only have six months left on his contract – unless of course Bolton boss Owen Coyle can convince him to extend his deal.
Tutto Mercato Web report that Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has personally identified Cahill as the man to marshall the club’s defence, having been impressed with his performances on international duty.
Cahill himself has admitted his desire to prove himself in Europe.
“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,” said the Bolton centre half during the international break.
“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.”