Gary Cahill could be a Chelsea player by Sunday, according to Bolton boss Owen Coyle.

The two clubs agreed a fee for the defender last week but Cahill has stayed in the north west and played in crucial games against Wolves and Everton. He will be rested for Saturday's FA Cup third-round trip to Macclesfield, and it appears almost certain Cahill's last act as a Bolton player will be the winning goal he scored at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Coyle said: "Gary Cahill will be one of those to miss out on the game, and it's nothing to do with the continuing speculation regarding Chelsea. He's one of a number of players that probably needs to rest given the amount of games they've played."

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