Anfield boss to make offer for centre back.
Bolton defender Gary Cahill has fast become the most sought after defender in the Premiership with Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City all consistently linked with the player, however, it now appears that it will be Liverpool that will finally agree to stump up the £12 Million that Bolton are demanding for the 25 year old.
Bolton will have to sell Cahill this January or risk losing the England International for nothing in the summer, Bolton had played hard ball in the summer and put off a whole host of clubs with their valuation of Cahill, however, time is fast running out and a bid of £12 Million from Liverpool will be accepted.
Spanish radio has been discussing the possibility of Cahill joining Barcelona, however they are now stating that Barcelona have decided to withdraw their interest after it came to their attention that Liverpool were prepared to pay more than them for a player that will be just six months from being available on a free.
Liverpool are looking for a long term replacement for Jamie Carragher and have decided that it is worth paying over the odds for a player that could have at least seven years at the highest level left in him and it is the impending retirement of Carragher that has finally prompted the Merseysiders to make a move early rather than see Cahill leave for another club in January.
Given that Jamie Carragher is getting on in years and hasn’t been all that dependable this term a replacement for the veteran centre back makes a great deal of sense but given Gary Cahill’s season thus far it may well prove that his list of prospective suitors may well have shortened.
The England international has made a few mistakes this season as his Reebok Stadium side struggle for form. Owen Coyle’s side sit bottom of the table with just one win in seven and have conceded 21 goals in the process.
Liverpool have a number of central defensive options but Danish international Daniel Agger is injury prone and therefore there may well be a sense that further reinforcements are needed. Dalglish has two youthful defenders in Sebastian Coates and Danny Wilson as well as solid and dependable Slovakian Martin Skrtel.
Bolton may struggle to get offers in the region of £12m for a player who is off form and could be available for nothing next summer. Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Barcelona have all been linked with the 25 year old Sheffield born defender but as yet no bid has been accepted.