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Bolton Wanderers are expecting a fresh bid from Arsenal for defender Gary Cahill in January.
The Gunners made an £8million bid for the 25-year-old in the summer which was rejected by the Trotters as it did not match his £17million release clause.
The England international has now entered into the final 12 months of his contract and could be sold for as little as £5million in January or for nothing next summer.
Bolton are trying to agree a new deal with him, but with interest from Barcelona and Tottenham, it is likely Cahill will leave the Reebok Stadium.
All three clubs are in need of defensive cover and Bolton boss Owen Coyle expects Arsenal to be at the front of the queue.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if they came back,” he said. “Arsene has always said he is an admirer of Gary Cahill. But the clubs never agreed a fee.”
“Gary has nothing to prove. He is a top performer, who is set for a glittering career.”
The speculation linking Cahill with Arsenal is understood to have caused some friction between Coyle and Arsene Wenger, but the Trotters manager inisist this is not true.
“The only tension will be that we both want to win the game,” he added. “In fact, the criticism Arsene has received is absolutely ridiculous.
“He is one of the best managers in world football. Always has been. Always will be.
“The nature of the league we are in, with its global coverage, is that everybody has an opinion and sometimes there will be criticism.
“If someone asked me which team I wanted to go and watch, I would choose Arsenal,” he said.
“The way they play football is so pleasing on the eye. They have unbelievable players. They have pace. They are dynamic. Free-flowing.
“The one gripe is that they are not winning trophies but they had a bit of bad luck with the Carling Cup last year.
“But sometimes people have to be careful what they wish for.
“Arsene Wenger is an outstanding manager. There is no doubt in my mind he and Arsenal are a perfect match.”