In a bid to strengthen a rather light defensive outfit, Hodgson will look to splash the cash on Bolton’s highly rated Gary Cahill. A bid upwards of roughly £12million should be enough to get Bolton’s attention.
Only days ago, Cahill was linked to Chelsea, Arsenal, Roma and Inter and now Liverpool will join the race for the talented defender.
Bolton may not be keen on selling Cahill to another Premier League club which may force through a foreign transfer, but it may also spark a bidding war and push his asking price through the roof.
Liverpool’s recent NESV takeover should allow for enough funds to secure the Bolton player’s services and may prove a simpler option for Cahill given Liverpool’s closer geographical location.
Failing in any bid for Cahill, Liverpool have been rumoured to be closely following Lille’s French international Adil Rami. He, like Cahill, would not come cheap though with his valuation at roughly £12.5million.
This could be a rather public analysis of Hodgson’s relationship with new American club owners, NESV. The newly installed outfit have not yet stated whether they will be spending during the January window where normally prices are often inflated.
However, faced with the potential scenario of Liverpool’s season being over by the time Jamie Carragher returns, Henry may have little option but to get his wallet out.
Martin Skrtel and Sotirios Kyrgiakos are Liverpool’s only fit senior centre-backs and Danish International Daniel Agger is still weeks away from recovering from his calf injury.
Owen Coyle has a real fight on his hands now to keep the services of the 25-year-old, but I’m sure Coyle would welcome a fresh injection of cash. A manager of Coyle’s nature could probably buy half a team with £12million.
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