No Cahill concerns for Coyle

Bolton agreed a fee with the Blues for Cahill in late December but

the transfer was thrown into doubt when Andre Villas-Boas revealed

they were a long way off sorting out personal terms with the

defender. Villas-Boas has since declared that he does not think the

matter will be resolved quickly, but Coyle insists that will not

prove disruptive for the Trotters or Cahill. Coyle admits that

everyone’s focus over the past couple of weeks has been on picking

up as many points as possible during a busy festive period, and he

says Cahill’s approach has been as professional as ever. The

26-year-old has become accustomed to finding himself at the centre

of transfer speculation in recent seasons, and the Bolton manager

is prepared to keep picking him. Asked for an update on the

progress of the Cahill deal, Coyle said on Sky Sports News: “We are

where we are. “The games have come thick and fast and that has

obviously restricted people in terms of getting round a table to

have dialogue with regards to Gary’s representatives and Chelsea.

“We had agreed a fee between the clubs. It is now up to Chelsea and

Gary’s representatives to conclude that, or not. “I think there has

only been one meeting on that, so we’ll take it from there.” Coyle

has always maintained that Cahill has the ability to play for any

club in the world, and he believes the centre-back has once again

demonstrated great character during an uncertain time. “Gary has

prepared and played at a very high level, and he will continue to

do that,” said Coyle ahead of Bolton’s match against Everton on

Wednesday. “He is an outstanding young man, and whatever comes we

will deal with it as best we can. “Gary’s coped with endless

speculation in every transfer window and he is so focused on his

football. “He has that mental strength and that is why clubs of the

stature of Chelsea want him, because he has all those attributes.

“Gary is a part of our squad until such a time as that changes.”