Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Dalglish Opens Negotiations with Bolton Centre Back

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 20, 2011

Already having completed a series of signings to improve his squad this summer, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is looking to make more. That is expected to start with the acquisition of a new centre back.

According to an article by The International Business Times, Liverpool are prepared to make an opening bid of around £15 million for Bolton defender Gary Cahill. The Reds have been looking to sign a new central defender all summer, and Cahill has been one of the most talked about players in rumours regarding a potential deal. 

The offer comes after Liverpool's efforts to sign Stoke's tall captain Ryan Shawcross were turned down. 

The 25-year-old England international has impressed in the past few seasons with Bolton, and has attracted the interest of some of England's top clubs. Arsenal have been chasing him for a good year now, but have been unable to wrap up a deal.

If Liverpool are able to complete the transfer, Cahill would join a defensive corps that includes Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher, Martin Skrtel, Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Martin Kelly. He would have an instant impact playing with Agger in the heart of the Anfield defense.

He scored the opener in Bolton's 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. 

Bolton are holding out for £18 million, and are expected to turn down Dalglish's offer. 


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