Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Liverpool Prepare Bid for Strong Bolton Defender

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 7, 2011

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:  Gary Cahill of Bolton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Bolton Wanderers at The Hawthorns on October 2, 2010 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has been seeking a new centre back all season, with countless names coming up in unfounded rumours. Now, it appears Dalglish has finally made a decision.

According to a report by The Daily Mail, Dalglish will look to close his hole at the central defender position with Bolton's England star Gary Cahill.

The 25-year-old has been heavily rumoured to be on the way out of the Reebok Stadium since last summer, with all four of England's top clubs having registered their interest. Liverpool have tabled bids before, but Bolton have always held strong on a price that no one seems willing to spend.

Right now, the Anfield club's central defense consists of veteran Jamie Carragher, star Daniel Agger, depth men Martin Skrtel and Sotiris Kyrgiakos and youngster Martin Kelly. Dalglish is eager to add some significant talent to the middle and Cahill seems like just the man.

At 6'2", Cahill would add significant stealth to the Liverpool defense. His strength is one of the main reasons he has been so sought after.

In the past three seasons, Cahill has made 111 appearances in Bolton's white, scoring an impressive 11 goals. He made his England debut against Ghana on the 29th of April this year.

The Sheffield native could cost Liverpool anywhere from 10 to 20 million pounds, but would be an immediate improvement to the back four.