Gary Cahill wanted by FC Barcelona

Juventus are reportedly ready to battle Barcelona in the race to sign Bolton defender Gary Cahill in January.

A number of clubs are keen on signing Cahill, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all still interested after being linked with the centre-half during the summer transfer window, while Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring developments at the Reebok Stadium.
Cahill is in the final year of his contract at the Reebok, and Bolton know they will likely have to sell him at a ­reduced price in the New Year to avoid the possibility of losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Barca coach Pep Guardiola is believed to see the England international as a long-term replacement for Carles Puyol.
But according to the Daily Star, Italian giants Juve are keen on signing the 25-year-old in a £10million deal after officials spoke to England boss Fabio Capello about him.
The Spanish champions are said to have been monitoring Cahill since he made his international debut for the Three Lions, and Guardiola has had him watched several times this season.
A Spanish source told the newspaper: “It might seem unbelievable, but Barcelona have been watching Cahill and like the look of him.
“They think he’s comfortable on the ball and very strong defensively, so why not?
“He’s still young and is an England international, so there’s a realistic chance it could happen.”

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