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Coyle: ‘nothing concrete’ for star defender

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Despite reports linking Gary Cahill to a move to numerous top English clubs, Bolton manager Owen Coyle insists he hasn’t received any formal offers for the star.

"Gary has been the subject of speculation every day, probably to the point he is frustrated by it," Coyle said.

"I have been very open. Some of the elite clubs in this country have noted their interest.


 

"But there has been nothing concrete. Until that changes, Gary is a Bolton player."

Cahill has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham after starring for Bolton last season and assisting the side to a respectable 14th place finish.

Transfer speculation was particularly ramped up when the star got his first start for England against Ghana at the end of March.

While Coyle has insisted he is hoping to keep Cahill, should the 25-year-old want to move on to a bigger club, the Bolton manager will no doubt see a silver lining – some cash to buy new players and build on the forward line which has now lost Johan Elmander and Daniel Sturridge.

"We have been trying to bring one or two [forwards] in, and we will continue to do that,” Coyle said.

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