We've heard the words "Coyle" and "Cahill" in the same sentence nearly every day for the last three months as the Gary Cahill to Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City, Rochester Rhinos and whoever else wanted to throw their name into the ring saga played out. Well, Gaz ended up staying and we'll have to mention the other C word one more time as it's being reported that Owen Coyle wants to keep him at the Reebok even longer by offering a new contract.
Gaz signed a three year contract extension back in the summer of 2009 with, which a bit of math, puts his current deal at expiring in 2012. When Cahill signed the extension, the ginger prophet Gary Megson said:
"Gary is the best young centre-half in the country by an absolute mile," said Bolton manager Gary Megson.
"He's had another great season - it's only a matter of time before he plays for England on a regular basis."
I hate it when he's right.
There's a good reason to keep Gary around, especially after his first two England starts that both ended in clean sheet wins for the Three Lions, even though you could argue that he's overrated and we should take the money and run. Bolton's center-back options could be a lot worse but with Zat Knight still on the back line, it would be worrying to lose Cahill at any point.
Bolton Wanderers are set to extend Cahill's contract even further by hoping he'll take kindly to the improved terms that the Trotters are offering. Unfortunately because contract details are few and far between outside of the Reebok, we have no idea how much better the new contract will be.