Bolton boss Coyle eager to get in Ream as Cahill joins Chelsea

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle says New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream should arrive this week.

Ream is being lined up as a replacement for Chelsea signing Gary Cahill.

"Do you ever want to lose a player of Gary Cahill's quality? No," said Coyle. "But circumstances have brought it about and we wish him well.

"He is an outstanding player and an outstanding young man. Hopefully I can bring someone in, which we are very close to doing.

"We had Tim Ream in for a week and we would like him. We are close but we need to get an application in for a work permit so we don't want to get ahead of ourselves.

"We want to be respectful to the MLS but we are trying to bring it to fruition."

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