Chelsea stalwart set to leave on loan, Premier League clubs circling

David Luiz Gary Cahill

The Chelsea star was frustrated with lack of playing time. It seems the club is willing to let him leave on a loan.

As the winter transfer window comes closer, various clubs will be looking to strengthen to their weakness. West London club Chelsea who under new boss Maurizio Sarri are the dark horses for the Premier League will be looking to add more firepower in the attacking department. However, there are several Chelsea stars who are on the last years of their contract and will be looking for a move. It seems this Blues star might depart the club on loan.

Chelsea will allow Gary Cahill to leave on loan in January as a reward for his service. The FA Cup winners are to reward their captain with a loan move in January to secure more regular first-team football. It’s a move which will effectively bring the curtain down on his career at Stamford Bridge. The former England centre-half is out of contract next summer and will depart on a free with Chelsea.

The West Londoners normally insist their players sign new deals before sanctioning a loan in order to protect their value. However, Cahill is an exception. The Englishman has found himself out of favour under Maurizio Sarri.  Cahill played only 21 minutes in the Premier League this term. He was not included among the substitutes for Sunday’s draw against Everton.

Sarri has praised Cahill’s influence in the dressing room. He also retained him as the first-team captain for all that. César Azpilicueta has become the on-field captain this season.  Chelsea are increasingly conscious that Andreas Christensen and Ethan Ampadu, young players are not getting regular time. Southampton, West Ham and Fulham are all keen to lure Cahill. Cahill has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup, a Champions League and a Europa League with Chelsea.

Author’s take:

It’s interesting to see where will Cahill land in January. Manchester United can improve their defence by signing the Chelsea star. Cahill is a bargain signing for any club given his experience. However, it will depend if Jose Mourinho wants the former England player or not.

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