Monday, 26th September, 2011

Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill will have a choice of two destinations if he opts to move to Italy as both Juventus and Inter continue to maneuver themselves into a position to snap up the Englishman.

Cahill’s contract at the Reebok Stadium expires at the end of the current campaign meaning he is set to be available for a knockdown price in the January transfer window – and clubs are already preparing to do battle for his services.

Premier League sides Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are both determined to take the former Aston Villa defender to Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane respectively, while Barcelona have been said to be keeping tabs on the situation.

Interest from Serie A though is concrete, with Juventus long-time admirers of the centre back.

The Turin outfit look all set to launch a swoop for Cahill when the window opens, but face a battle to persuade him to head to the Juventus Stadium without Champions League football on offer.

Inter, providing they navigate their group stage, should have no such problems and new Nerazzurri boss Claudio Ranieri has kept a close eye on English football since leaving his post as Chelsea manager in 2004, becoming increasing impressed with Cahill.

The former Roma coach would love to add Cahill to an Inter backline which has looked anything but solid this season and, for a cut-price fee, the chance to snap up the Englishman is too good to pass up.

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