Coyle tired of Cahill talk
Owen Coyle says the speculation over Gary Cahill is not fair and wants a swift resolution on his future.
Last Updated: 29/07/11 2:03pm
Owen Coyle feels the transfer speculation surrounding Bolton defender Gary Cahill is not fair on the player and wants a swift resolution on his future.
The Trotters boss has already challenged the Premier League's big guns to make a concrete bid for Cahill if they are interested, but for the time being at least, none appear to be emerging.
The likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham have been linked with Cahill this summer and Coyle has previously insisted he will not stand in the England international's way if he has the chance to join one of the league's heavyweights.
But the manager feels the current uncertainty is not fair on the 25-year-old and wants the situation wrapped up either way in the near future.
"There had been tentative enquiries, but there has certainly not been firm offers," Coyle said.
"I have said to Gary that as soon as there are, then he will be the first to know. But I think a lot of the speculation is certainly unfair on him at this moment.
"We know they have the interest, but if somebody is going to back that up, then do it - put your bid in, or if you don't, leave the kid alone and let him get on with his football. I think that is only fair for everybody.
"If it is going to happen, then the sooner it does the better - if not, let the boy focus on his career, which to this point has been great and will get better.
"He is a young player, he is only going to improve and he is established in the England squad. He has been a revelation for me during my tenure here.
"But I think it is only fair that they either come and get him now or they let him concentrate on his football."