Villas-Boas: Cahill Deal Way Off

  • December 30, 2011 | By Chris Mann
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Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed the club are struggling to agree on personal terms with Gary Cahill.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle confirmed on Friday that the two clubs had agreed a fee over the sale of Cahill and that the player's representatives were locked in talks with the Stamford Bridge outfit.

A deal was thought to be edging closer but Villas-Boas admits the two parties are 'miles apart' when it comes to personal terms.

"We're still miles apart regarding agreement with the player," Villas-Boas said.

"We'll continue to monitor this situation as we continue to monitor others.

"Gary has been this season involved in a fighting struggle with Bolton and a fight for position in the league.

"I think his technical attributes are immense. His pace is fantastic as well.

"There are weaknesses and they are also related to the collective weaknesses of Bolton.

"He's a player that at international level has been playing well.

"He can add to this squad or any squad in the Premier League."

Villas-Boas also confirmed young midfielder Josh McEachran would not be moving to the Reebok Stadium on loan.

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