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Selling Cahill would be suicidal, insists Megson

BOLTON boss Gary Megson has categorically ruled out selling star defender Gary Cahill this season.<br /><br />The 23-year-old has impressed for the Trotters ever since his move from Aston Villa in January 2008. And his eye-catching performances have not gone unnoticed with rumours rife that Tottenham and Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus are contemplating a bid.<br /><br />But Megson, who managed to tie down Cahill to a new deal in the summer, is adamant the player is going nowhere.<br /><br />&ldquo;Football-wise it would be suicide to sell him in January,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;This club got itself into a nightmare scenario over Gary. There was a set fee that he could have gone for. We did brilliantly in the summer to get rid of that and we&rsquo;re in a position now where we don&rsquo;t have to sell him.&rdquo;<br /><br />And Megson, having been in a similar situation before when Nicolas Anelka left the Reebok Stadium for Chelsea in the 2008 winter window, does not want a repeat performance.<br /><br />He added: &ldquo;Selling real assets in January is a nightmare. We&rsquo;ve been there before with Anelka, we didn&rsquo;t win in 10 games and escaped relegation only by the skin of our teeth in the last five games.&rdquo;<br /><br />Cahill has twice been called into Fabio Capello&rsquo;s England squad though he still awaits his first cap.