Gary Cahill & Chelsea
Now 33, Gary Cahill is a free agent after his contract at Chelsea expired at the end of last season.
Towards the end of his Chelsea career, Cahill was forced to watch the Blues from the sidelines.
Cahill only made two Premier League appearances last season for Chelsea, plus another four in the Europa League.
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Crystal Palace hope to sign Cahill
According to the Sun on Sunday, Crystal Palace could soon sign Gary Cahill.
The Eagles are prepared to offer the centre-half a two-year deal at Selhurst Park. The tabloid reports:
(Cahill) is keen to stay near his family base in London and hopes to land a lucrative £75,000-a-week deal.
Palace have been quiet in the market so far but Cahill’s capture would be a coup as they try to strengthen their squad without spending fortunes.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) August 3, 2019
Cahill: West Ham & Burnley in the mix
Over the weekend, the Daily Mail linked West Ham and Burnley to Cahill as well.
Regarding West Ham’s interest, the Mail offered very little information to suggest that Hammers will actually try to sign the free agent.
Burnley, however, seem to view Cahill as a back-up option. Readers are told:
Sportsmail revealed Burnley’s interest in the 33-year-old back in May and they have maintained contact amid concerns they will lose James Tarkowski and Ben Gibson.
Crystal Palace 0 – Hertha Berlin 4
Crystal Palace’s need to sure-up their defence was on display on Saturday against Hertha Berlin.
In a blow to their confidence on the eve of the new Premier League season, the Eagles lost 4-0 to their Bundesliga rivals.
Palace start their new league campaign next Saturday at home to Everton.