Bolton demands for superstar stopper proved too high for Tottenham

It’s understood that Gary Cahill failed to complete a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur due to the player-plus-cash demands of Bolton Wanderers.

Owen Coyle was understood not to want to let go of his most prized asset for cash alone, and was looking for Jermian Defoe to swap allegiances as a part of any deal.

Spurs boss, Harry Redknapp, was keen to land the England international to solve his defensive woes, and was willing to offer David Bentley or Sebastien Bassong as part of the exchange, however the former joined West Ham on loan instead.

Cahill is now entering the last year of his contract at the Reebok Stadium, and should the Trotters fail to tempt him into a new deal, the centre-back could be sold in January should the club need to cash in.

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