Friday 30 December 2011
Bolton Wanderers have agreed a fee with Chelsea for highly-rated defender Gary Cahill.
The 26-year-old former Aston Villa player has impressed in his 127 Barclays Premier League appearance for Bolton and he has won seven England caps, including one goal against Bulgaria.
"Bolton Wanderers has been terrific for him just as much as Gary has been for us."
- Owen Coyle
Bolton boss Owen Coyle said: "There has been a fee agreed between the clubs and we have now given Gary's representatives permission to speak to Chelsea.
"That is where we are with it. We obviously have a game [against Wolves on New Year's Eve].
"I have said to Gary that he has to be focused on giving everything for Bolton Wanderers, because he knows Bolton Wanderers has been terrific for him just as much as Gary has been for us."
Cahill, who joined Bolton in a £5m move from Aston Villa in January 2008, is out of contract at the end of the season.