Cahill In Contention For Bolton

  • January 12, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Owen Coyle has confirmed Gary Cahill may feature against Manchester United on Saturday.

Cahill is the subject of a £7million move to Chelsea, but talks over a move to Stamford Bridge appear to be on the verge of breaking down unless an agreement can be made in the next 48 hours.

The 26-year-old was thought to have played his last game for the Wanderers, but Coyle admits the England international could feature at Old Trafford if a deal does not come to fruition.

"Dialogue continues between Gary's agent and Chelsea," Coyle said.

"We accept it has probably been long-drawn. It is over two weeks ago that we agreed a fee.

"But sometimes that is the nature of football business. It can take that period of time.

"Gary is a Bolton player and until I hear something different in terms of negotiations being concluded between both parties, he will be in line to play against Manchester United."

Coyle has also played down speculation linking Cahill with a move to other clubs. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have all previously been credited with interest in the player, but Coyle insists Chelsea are the only club to have spoken to Bolton.

"If other clubs are linked with him it is just speculation," Coyle explained.

"We have agreed a fee with Chelsea. I have had no dialogue with any other club.

"We recognise it is the silly season but I don't deal in rumour. I only deal in fact.

"The fact is we have agreed a fee with Chelsea. We have not spoken to anyone else. That is where we are."

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