Over the last couple of weeks there has been much talk of the Cahill / Bassong swap being resurrected as Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp indicated that he may well go back in for the Bolton defender in January.
“We couldn’t get a deal done for Cahill,” Harry said over the weekend. “That’s not to say we won’t try again in January. If the chairman can reach an agreement with Bolton I’d love to bring him here.”
Meanwhile, the player himself has hinted that he may want to move away from a struggling Bolton side in order to further his England career.
When the negotiations for Cahill began, Sebastien Bassong was touted as being part of any deal but it now seems that his most likely destination is QPR. Seb hasn’t been given the game time he’d craved at Spurs this season although he has been given the captain’s armband as part of the Europa League squad.
As for Cahill, Spurs look set to make their move and maybe the Bolton man could be the long term successor to Ledley King. But with King back and forming a decent partnership with Younes Kaboul, would Gary Cahill walk straight into this Spurs side?