Villas-Boas plans two January transfers

Andre Villas-Boas has targeted two new signings in the transfer window to bolster his squad, but insists he will not overpay for players, The Daily Mail reports.

The Blues have had a bid accepted for Bolton defender Gary Cahill and will pay a fee of £7m for the England international. Negotiations between Cahill and Chelsea have struggled in recent days, but they are reportedly drawing closer to agreeing personal terms. Chelsea are looking to bring in new talent in January and have been linked with Juventus winger Milos Krasic as well as Porto striker Hulk. Villas-Boas insists that he is looking for another player, as well as Cahill, but will not do much business if the right player is unavailable.

Villas-Boas said: ‘Apart from a central defender, we might get one more player in, but we’re not sure yet. It’s always difficult. The top talent is normally cup-tied in the Champions League or in different domestic competitions and it’s difficult for the selling club to make players available. It’s normal that you struggle in the transfer market. Normally, it’s a market where you overpay a lot and that’s what we don’t want to do now.’

Cahill is not cup-tied in the FA Cup after Bolton manager Owen Coyle took the decision to rest the 25 year old against Macclesfield at the weekend. Villas-Boas is a big fan of the defender and believes the transfer will be sealed sometime this week. The Portuguese manager faces Sunderland in his next Premier League encounter and wants a player in place for that game.

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