Andre Villas-Boas is keen to bring Gary Cahill to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the Daily Mail. The Bolton and England defender has been attracting interest from a host of top clubs for around a year now but has failed to secure a transfer so far. However with Chelsea conceding seventeen goals in twelve league games this season due to the suspect form of Chelsea’s defenders the Portuguese manager has highlighted Cahill as a key target for January.
Cahill’s previous transfer opportunities to move away from Bolton have been scuppered by the club’s high asking price however with his contract having less than a year to run it is thought that the no nonsense defender could be allowed to leave for around £8m. The twenty-five year old was hugely impressive for Bolton last year, as he has been for England this year, and Villas Boas is keen to add new blood to his ageing defence.
The form of both John Terry and David Luiz has been poor so far this season and their failure to strike up an effective partnership means that Chelsea must look to other options. Villas-Boas, who has consistently said that he is looking to build a team for the future, could have found the solution to his problems in Cahill.