By Rumour Monger
Liverpool are thought to have nudged their noses ahead in the race to sign Bolton centre-half Gary Cahill after Kenny Dalglish gave the green-light for David N’Gog and Raheem Sterling to be included as ballast in the deal along with a cheque for £10 million.
Bolton have been sweet on N’Gog all summer but walked away after Liverpool refused to budge on their £4 million valuation of the reserve-string striker. However, now it seems that King Kenny has sanctioned his sale if it means landing Cahill in return, especially as Arsenal and their new-found pocket money continue to hover.
The part-exchange offer will also see 16-year old Sterling move to the Reebok on a season-long loan deal.
Seems like Bolton would still be getting the raw deal here to me (Cahill is valued at somewhere around £20 million), but stranger things have happened – maybe the promise of bagging not one but two new, potential-laden players into the bargain will be too enticing to turn down for Owen Coyle to turn down?