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Liverpool Make Surprise £7m Move for Bolton Defender Gary Cahill

Anfield side hope to beat Chelsea to England international signing.

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Liverpool ready to gazump Chelsea’s Cahill bid

Liverpool are trying to gazump Chelsea’s move for Gary Cahill.

The highly-rated Bolton and England defender, 26, had been expected to join the Blues after a £7milllion transfer fee was agreed this week.

But the bid was threatened by a disagreement over personal terms and Kenny Dalglish is poised to swoop.

Cahill, who is out of contract this summer, is understood to prefer staying in the north.

Kop boss Dalglish is a big admirer of the centre-back who would compete for a place with the injury-prone Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher at Anfield.

Stamford Bridge manager Andre Villas-Boas revealed that talks with Cahill had hit a snag, before appearing to suggest he was looking at alternatives.

Villas Boas said: “We’re still miles apart regarding agreement with the player. We’ll continue to monitor this situation, as we continue to monitor others.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

This would be quite a surprise if indeed Liverpool can beat Chelsea to the punch in the race for Gary Cahill. Kenny Dalglish may well be looking to add more defensive options to his Anfield squad, though it is worth noting that the Merseyside club have only conceded 15 goals in 19 Premier League matches, the best record in the English top tier.

Cahill is certain to leave Bolton next month as the Reebok Stadium side are keen to cash in on the 26 year old rather than lose him on a free transfer in the summer. Such a stance may of course affect their chances of beating the drop but it is understood that Owen Coyle is ready to swoop for a replacement for the outgoing England international.

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