Chelsea £7m Signing of Bolton Defender Gary Cahill Confirmed By Owen Coyle

England centre back on his way to Stamford Bridge.

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle has confirmed the club have agreed a fee with Chelsea for defender Gary Cahill, 26.

Cahill, who joined Bolton in a £5m move from Aston Villa in January 2008, has become a fully fledged England international this season.

Chelsea are short of cover in central defence, with Alex banished from the first-team squad after handing in a transfer request.


So one long running transfer saga appears complete and it will see England international Gary Cahill make his move to Stamford Bridge as Andre Villas-Boas attempts to beef up his defensive options after a less than glorious first half to the Premier League campaign.

With David Luiz’s faltering between hilariously unstable to solid and mature and with Brazilian Alex being placed on the transfer list and John Terry not getting any younger it is a wise move to snap up Cahill. The 26 year old only had six months left on his Bolton deal and the Trotters clearly decided to cash in on the former Aston Villa man was more sensible than trying to use his services for the second half of the season.

That decision may back fire on the Reebok Stadium side who will now have to hope that their defence can keep them clear of the drop zone.

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