Liverpool plot 'player-plus-cash' defender deal - reports

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Kenny Dalglish could be about to move in on Bolton defender Gary Cahill with a bid that includes Anfield talent and cash, according to Setanta Sports.

Liverpool has been sizing up the 6 ft 2 defender and the Reds’ manager could be ready to give up some of his excess players in order to acquire the sturdy English centre back.

Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen, Emiliano Insua, Phillipp Degan and Alberto Aquilani are all linked with moves away, but David Ngog and Raheem Stirling are the strikers said to be in the envelope along with the £10 million cash offer from Liverpool.

A bid of £12 million was reportedly made over the weekend, but Dalglish could be about to tempt Bolton’s Owen Coyle into accepting some players in return for the England international.


Coyle has so far protected his defender and shot down reports that the 25-year-old could leave.

Earlier in August, he struck a determined note, saying: "If someone leaves, it will be the right business for the club but I don't pre-occupy myself with thoughts like that when I have a team to prepare for the rest of the season."

But now the Trotters boss could have two talented strikers to support captain Kevin Davies at the front if the deal goes down.

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