Bolton Wanderers Value Alleged Arsenal Target Gary Cahill At £20m – Report

The Trotters have valued the former England Under-21 international centre-back at £20 million in order to dissuade the Gunners from making a bid...
According to various reports in the British press, Premier League giants Arsenal are keeping tabs on Bolton Wanderers' Gary Cahill.

Apparently, the Gunners have been scouting the centre-back throughout the season and are ready to make an offer for him at the end of the campaign.

However, the Trotters are keen to keep hold of the former England Under-21 international and have placed a huge price tag of £20 million on his head.

In order to persuade the 23-year-old to stay at the Reebok Stadium, the Greater Manchester outfit are ready to offer Cahill a contract extension with improved terms.

"Gary is under contract and we are currently in the process of negotiating a new and improved deal for him," Bolton manager Gary Megson is quoted as saying in The Daily Express.

"I think he’s the best young centre-half in the country by an absolute street and I’ve been delighted with him again this year.

"I want to build the team around him for the next few seasons. I can understand why the big clubs are interested in him but it’s going to take an offer over and above what we received for Nicolas Anelka from Chelsea."

Since moving to Bolton for £5m from Aston Villa in January 2008, the 6ft 2in defender has scored three goals in 49 appearances.

Ricky Brooks, Goal.com