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Bolton fans could get their last chance to see Gary Cahill play for the Trotters in the late kick-off against Liverpool after the club rebuffed a bid from Arsenal.

The Reebok Stadium club turned down an offer from Arsenal that was described as "a million miles short" of their valuation of the player.

The 25-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been consistently linked with the England international.

Wenger is keen to bolster his defensive options - he is also thought to be interested in Everton's Phil Jagielka - and has money available following the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

Coyle had said earlier in the summer that he was resigned to losing Cahill, but that he would only sell him if the right offer came in.

While the former Republic of Ireland international believes the defender would fit in well at Arsenal, he has reiterated that he will not sell on the cheap.

"I am very respectful of Gary's wishes in this as well," he said. "I totally understand he wants to play at the highest level and Arsenal are an elite club, a club I think he would probably slot into with tremendous style because he is such an accomplished player.

"He is more than capable of playing in a team of that stature.

"But it has to be done at the right business for Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

"It was way, way short and I must stress the word way as it was a million miles short of what Gary Cahill's valuation is."

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Arsenal
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