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Liverpool Lead Chase for £18m Rated Top Notch Centre Back

Anfield boss wants Reebok Stadium star.

Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly leading the chase for Bolton defender Gary Cahill.

The 25-year-old’s future has been the subject of intense speculation over recent months and Metro reports that things will come to a head when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

According to Metro, ‘serious’ interest from Liverpool will galvanise Arsenal into spending upwards of £18 million in order to land the centre-back, while Bayern Munich are also expected to register an enquiry.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal are thought to be in the market for defensive reinforcements, with the latter seemingly more in need of bolstering their ranks at the end of the season.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has also previously been outed as an admirer of the imposing England international and could be prepared to go toe-to-toe with Arsenal in pursuit of Cahill.

SOURCE: Give Me Football – Official PFA Website

Gary Cahill has been in fine form this season and under Owen Coyle’s guidance the Bolton man has cemented his place in the England national team set-up and is now a player strongly linked with moves to ‘bigger’ clubs and one wonders if the Trotters will cash in on the 25 year old this summer? Apparent debt issues may lead the club to sell the former Aston Villa man and indeed the January capture of Danny Wheater leads many to believe that if the right offer was to come in then they would accept it.

Liverpool are apparently leading the chase for the Sheffield born centre back and Kenny Dalglish is reportedly a big fan of the determined defender and given that two of Anfield’s current crop of central defenders are getting on a bit, Jamie Carragher (33), Sotirios Kyrgiakos (31), then perhaps a bid is on the cards.

Dalglish also has Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger to call upon and have youngsters Daniel Ayala and Danny Wilson to boot, however Cahill is arguably as good as those named and has the kind of leadership qualities that could mark him out as the next Jamie Carragher.

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are also said to be keen on Cahill.

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