Kenny Dalglish is all set to continue his summer spending spree by placing a bid for Bolton defender Gary Cahill. A fee of £12m has been mooted – well below Owen Coyle’s £17m valuation.
Cahill’s departure from the Reebok Stadium has been talked about all summer with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham all suggested. Though Boltonboss Owen Coyle is loath to lose the former Villa man, he is determined to get the best price in the event of a sale.
Despite boasting the fifth best defensive record in the Premier League last year, a centre-back is thought to be a priority for Kenny Dalglish having now invested significantly in the squad’s midfield.
Stalwart Jamie Carragher is nearing the end of his career, and has one, two years left at best. Though Carragher performed well last term, a long-term replacement has to be at the forefront of Dalglish’s mind.
Footybunker.com suggests that Dalglish favours a move for Cahill over Scot Dann of Birmingham despite the latter being a Liverpool fan.
With all interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham seeming to be mere speculation at the moment, Dalglish will not worry too much about entering a bidding war for the defender.
A bid of £12m is vastly below Bolton’s asking price but Dalglish will be hoping this will be the best offer they get for Cahill. Inversely, having observed Liverpool’s transfer policy this summer, Coyle will be fully confident of pushing up the fee.