Coyle reiterates Cahill stance

BY foxsports • August 28, 2011

Bolton have rejected an opening bid from Arsenal for Cahill but are expecting the Gunners to try again before Wednesday's transfer deadline. Coyle accepts a deal may have to be done, but he does not want the defender to leave on the cheap. Coyle said: "Everybody knows Gary's desire to play for an elite club, with the Champions League and everything else. "I fully endorse that but he is an outstanding man as well as a footballer. "But I've had a chat with Gary about it and he knows my opinion. "The bottom line is, we don't have to be taking poor offers. "I would probably want more for Gary than would be accepted but it still has to be a good offer. "I think Gary could play for anybody, so my valuation would be higher than anybody's." Coyle felt the uncertainty over Cahill's future affected his side's performance in the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday. Aside from a volleyed attempt by Martin Petrov at 1-0, Bolton offered little until Ivan Klasnic grabbed an injury-time consolation, his third goal of the season. After opening their season with a convincing win over QPR and a creditable performance in defeat to Manchester City, Bolton now need to regroup with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea three of their next four opponents. Coyle said: "We know we have the quality and ability to do well. "We'll look to get back to the high standards that we set on the opening day. "But what we will do is pick ourselves up and be ready for the next game after the international break. "We knew that it was going to be a tough run of fixtures because it is the best league in the world. "We're now back at the Reebok for our next two games and that gives us a good base and opportunity to win points."


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