As Clubs Prepare For The January Sales, Chelsea Nab Gary Cahill

Alan Duffy

30th, December 2011


By Alan Duffy

With only days remaining until the January transfer window opens, club owners and managers are readying their chequebook and pens (real ones, mind, not the Blankety Blank variety), as they prepare to make those vital signings to bolster a title tilt or save themselves from a relegation dogfight.

With Thierry Henry headed for Arsenal on a loan deal, the Gunners’ west London rivals Chelsea are now preparing to bring Bolton and England centre-half Gary Cahill to Stamford Bridge. The former Villa defender came close to moving to either Arsenal or Tottenham last summer, only for the north Londoners to be put off by the ridiculously high price-tag put on the player, who was nearing the end of his contract with the Trotters. But now, Andre Villas-Boas, unhappy with the performances of wild-haired loony David Luiz and aware that John Terry is getting on a bit, wants to strengthen his defensive squad with Cahill.

A fee has been agreed between the two clubs already, although talks over personal terms continue as we speak.

So can the 26-year-old Cahill, who has endured a dreadful first half of the season with the Trotters, really help the Blues get their title ambitions back on track?

Posted in Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. Jay says:

    LOL @ Blankety blank reference……so true

  2. Connor says:

    overrated and way overpriced… they have the money, if they’re serious they need CHRISTOPHER SAMBA. Basically covers both center back places for Blackburn, and center forward for the last fifteen minutes when they’re behind (which is almost always)

  3. SS says:

    As a Chelsea fan, I think he will be a good signing. We are paying a reported 5 million on him which is a very reasonable amount. He is a good solid player and that is what we need right now. We are out of the title race so there is no point talking about that. Cahill will offer us stability at a reasonable price as we look to finish in the top four – yeah that’s where our sights should be. Not on the title, that was gone when we drew against Wigan.

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