Gary Cahill’s deal to join Chelsea from Bolton could be sealed by Sunday, according to Bolton manager Owen Coyle, The
The two clubs have agreed a fee of £7m for the defender, but the problems had led in the personal terms for the England international. Cahill is reportedly asking for £100,000 a week, double his deal at Bolton, and Chelsea were unwilling to offer so much. The Bolton defender will not play against Macclesfield in the FA Cup this weekend and it seems Cahill’s last act as a Wanderers player is to score the winning goal against Everton in midweek.
Coyle said: ‘Gary Cahill will be one of those to miss out on the game and it’s nothing to do with the continuing speculation regarding Chelsea. He’s one of a number of players that probably needs to rest given the amount of games they’ve played. And moving on to that, my own opinion is I think there’s a chance the deal can be concluded by the week. That’s where we’re at, but I’m not a party to any continued dialogue between Chelsea and Gary’s representative.’
Cahill had stated earlier in the week that he was unhappy with the way his negotiations have been publicly played out in the media. Some reports hinted that the deal would be called off because of Cahill’s annoyance, but the 25 year old could be unveiled as a Blues player for their home game against Sunderland on the 14th January.
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