Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is being urged to promote teenage defender Nathan Chalobah.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea are expected to win the race to sign Gary Cahill from Bolton next month with the intention of pairing him with John Terry and releasing Branislav Ivanovic to play at right back.

Some within the club believe it may be the right time to elevate highly-rated defender Chalobah, 17 next week, to the first-team squad.