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Bolton boss Coyle has fight on his hands to keep Cahill

Owen Coyle is no doubt of the difficulty of keeping Gary Cahill at Bolton this summer, but if the talented central defender leaves it will be for a realistic price. The 25-year-old England international has been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal and the Wanderers boss has no doubt he is capable of succeeding at the highest level.

"I believe he could play for any club - I'd put my reputation on it," said the Scot.

"There's been a lot of interest - and you don't have to be a genius to work out some of the top clubs in this country have been interested - but nothing concrete yet.

"It would take a lot of money. It is up to those clubs to put something firm to the chairman.

"He is not a player we want to lose, I have to stress that, but we have to accept if it is the right deal for the club and the player it has to be done and that then frees up cash for us to invest in the club.

"I would love him to stay. He is a fantastic player for the club and I am not saying I want him to go, but if he does it will be the right business for the club."

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