Arsenal plot 'fresh bid' in January defender chase - reports

Published Add your comment

Football News

Arsenal are reportedly ready to make a 'fresh bid' for Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill in January.

The England international became embroiled in a transfer battle between his current club and the Gunners in the later stages of the transfer window, with Arsene Wenger forced to deny claims Arsenal tabled a £6 million bid for the player.

Despite clear friction between the two parties, The Daily Star claim Arsenal are ready to approach the Trotters again with a bid in January, when Cahill would only have six months left on his contract.

Competition will be fierce for the signature, with Tottenham Hotspur known to be keen on the player and Chelsea also linked with a bid in the New Year.

After failing to land Cahill, Arsenal did strengthen their defence with the arrival of German international Per Mertesacker and Brazilian full-back Andre Santos.


However, a further injury setback to Thomas Vermaelen has once again highlighted the fragility of defence at the Emirates.

The same paper report claims Cahill has told his current club he's keen on a move to North London, with the lure of Champions League football a potentially crucial factor for Arsenal.

Premier League
Gary Cahill

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again