London, England – Chelsea announced Monday that it has completed the signing of central defender Gary Cahill from Bolton for an undisclosed fee believed to be approximately $11 million.
After weeks of speculation, Cahill finally put pen to paper on a deal after watching his new club earn a 1-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.
"Chelsea is a massive club, it is a club that looks to win trophies season in season out," said Cahill. "It is a big opportunity for me to be a part of that. Opportunities like this you can't turn down."
The 26-year-old made 130 appearances at Bolton, scoring 15 goals.