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Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Anfield Club Make Opening Bid for Gary Cahill

BOLTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 05: Gary Cahill of Bolton in action during the pre season friendly match between Bolton Wanderers and Levante at the Reebok Stadium on August 05, 2011 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
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Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 14, 2011

While Liverpool director Damien Comolli announced in the wake of the Jose Enrique signing yesterday that the club were done with their transfers this summer, there are still holes to fill in the team. report that the Reds have opened negotiations with Bolton over their star defender, Gary Cahill.

In three seasons with Bolton, Cahill has made 112 appearances with 12 goals. He scored the first goal in Bolton's opening game against QPR, and was strong in defense as his team dominated.

Liverpool have been looking to improve their central defensive corps. Manager Kenny Dalglish wants to bolster his depth behind Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher and Martin Kelly. Cahill has developed into one of the better centre-backs in the league and would be a big improvement to the Liverpool back four. 

The Reds could face stiff competition from Arsenal, who have been chasing the England international for a long time. The task becomes even more difficult with Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri being shown the exit door at the Emirates, bringing in £60 million in transfer funds.

Dalglish has reportedly made an offer of £12 million and backup striker David N'Gog. Bolton have been interested in N'Gog to boost their attacking options after Johan Elmander departed in the transfer season.

The bid for Cahill comes after Liverpool reportedly had a £10 million bid for Ryan Shawcross rejected.

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