Bolton manager Owen Coyle has come out and stated that none of the bids the club received for defender Gary Cahill were close to their valuation. It is understood that both Arsenal and Tottenham made late bids to sign him.
Speaking to Sky Sports Coyle said: “As much as some clubs are looking at Gary, nobody got close to the figure and what was offered was not even considered. As far as I am led to believe, there were no offers which reached double figures, which is a million miles away from what Gary is valued at.”
Cahill’s contract at the Reebok expires this summer.
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Bale confident of Wales upset.
Gareth Bale is confident Wales can come away from Wembley tonight with a positive result. The Welsh were given a significant confidence boost on Friday after beating Montenegro 2-1.
In a pre-match interview, Bale told the BBC: “Hopefully we’ll nick a result over there. It’s one of those confidence boosters that you need going into such a big game. We’ll prepare now, get ready for it and give it 110%.”
Wales go into the game knowing that England have not lost a home qualifying game under Fabio Capello.
Kranjcar wants playing time.
Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar has pleaded with manager Harry Redknapp to stick with him in the current side. The Croatian playmaker was continually linked with a move away from the club during the transfer window but has started the first three games of the new season.
Speaking to Talksport Kranjcar said: “It’s great to have the opportunity to play and hopefully play more often. I didn’t get my chances last season but every time I was selected I gave it my best because that is the way I was brought up.”