Tottenham ready to battle Chelsea for Bolton defender Cahill

Tottenham are preparing to bid for Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill.

The Daily Mail says Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has targeted a centre-back and striker for the January window but needs to sell to fund his rebuilding.

Redknapp still believes that 25-year-old Cahill represents the best value for a defender despite his sending off for Bolton at White Hart lane on Saturday.

Chelsea are the favourites to sign Cahill although a fee has yet to be agreed. Cahill is out of contract in the summer and Chelsea hope £7million will prove enough.

However, Chelsea’s dip in form and Tottenham’s resurgence has given Redknapp hope of pulling off a coup he narrowly missed out on in August.

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