Sunday, August 7, 2011

Barcelona set to bid for Cahill

Unsubstantiated reports in Spain claim current champions league holders Barcelona, will be more than delighted to join the free for all transfer affair involving Bolton's highly coveted center back, Gary Cahill.

Bolton's manager Owen Coyle has made no bones about the possibility of selling his much sought-after center back, although it must be for the right price - believed to be in the region of €18million. Earlier on, Arsenal and Liverpool were considered to be the front-runners in the virtual race for the 25-year-old defender. However, the situation might change if Barcelona fail in their bid to sign Belgium international Jan Vertonghen.

Barca would happily accelerate the transfer proceedings of Cahill (availability of funds), if they fail to convince Arsenal to part company with their in demand midfield orchestrator Cesc Fabregas, who sources say is making sinister plans, to buyout his contract with the North London outfit.