Arsène Wenger fielded questions on a reported offer for Gary Cahill in Friday’s press conference.

It was suggested that Bolton had rejected a £6million bid from Arsenal for the 25-year-old central defender, who is in the final year of his contract at the Reebok Stadium.

Manager Owen Coyle has claimed the offer “wasn't even close” to his valuation of the player but Wenger countered, “I believe every negotiation is between two parties and you only have to sell the player if you are OK with the price.

“We never speak about our negotiations” the boss said, “I do not want to speak about any individual case - it’s not fair and I have never done it before.

Wenger was asked whether Arsenal held out for a higher transfer fee when negotiating the sale of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona.

“As long as we were not happy with it we would not sell the player,” replied the manager. “But we would never come out and feel insulted. It is more the way they have turned the head of the player that can be destabilising.

“I have never spoken to any player, nor to the agent, so I do not understand the problem.”

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26 Aug 2011