AVB rules out Cahill bid


Andre Villas-Boas says Chelsea will not attempt to sign Bolton defender Gary Cahill when the transfer window opens next month.

Cahill is seemingly set to leave the Reebok Stadium in January as Bolton look to cash-in before the 25-year-old's contract expires in the summer.

Chelsea have been consistently linked with a move for the England international, while Tottenham are believed to maintain an interest in his signature.

However, Villas-Boas has moved to distance himself from any proposed bid for Cahill, but the Chelsea boss certainly admires the former Aston Villa man.

"At the moment we have not made any enquires about Gary Cahill," said Villas-Boas.

"He is a fantastic player because he plays for the English national team and he is a central defender of high qualities. He had a fantastic year last season and this year he has improved but he is not a player that we are considering."

Meanwhile, Villas-Boas has also responded to speculation suggesting he is interested in bringing both Alvaro Pereira and Luka Modric to Stamford Bridge.

Porto full-back Pereira was the subject of interest from Chelsea during the summer, while the Blues also had numerous bids rejected for Modric.

And Villas-Boas has no plans to re-enter the race to sign either of the aforementioned two during the winter transfer window.

"Alvaro [Pereira] I don't think so based on prices and because we are pretty satisfied with what we have got," added the 34-year-old.

"Ryan Bertrand has shown fantastically good levels of understanding in the team and talent and Ashley Cole is continuing to perform fantastically well.

"Luka Modric I don't think so because we have Michael Essien returning and I think we have left that one out for sure."

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