Reebok Stadium defender set to complete move to Stamford Bridge.
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea already on personal terms with Cahill
Chelsea have opened talks with Bolton and England centre-half Gary Cahill – after agreeing a £7million fee and being given permission to speak about terms.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas hopes to have Cahill available for a quick debut – once the window opens – and took a significant stride towards that last night.
Bolton have allowed Cahill’s agent John Seasman to begin discussions on wages with Chelsea supremo Ron Gourlay and tie up the deal, pending a medical after the weekend.
Cahill – a free agent in the summer – is expected to say “yes” to the Stamford Bridge switch, although there are still details to be sorted out about the size and length of contract.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
The moment Brazilian centre back Alex put in a transfer request it seemed that the move to bring in Gary Cahill went into overdrive and now it appears that the England international is all but agreed to join the West London club. Andre Villas-Boas is keen to beef up a back line that has found it hard to keep a run of clean sheets and the addition of the 26 year old should help in that regard.
Whilst Bolton have clearly struggled this term the former Aston Villa man is still a player that many sides were tracking, with Tottenham seemingly Chelsea’s biggest rivals in the pursuit of the Trotters man.
Bolton chairman Phil Gartside and boss Owen Coyle appeared to have resigned themselves to losing Cahill and clearly didn’t want to see him leave for nothing in the summer and will accept around £7m for the defender.