22nd September, 2018.
Feelers reaching our News Desk have it on good authority that Chelsea may be losing the services of Gary Cahill in the next transfer window.
The 32-year-old is reportedly thinking about leaving the club during the January transfer window in order to fulfill his desire for regular football.
This stance of the player is of course not unconnected with the fact that he has fallen in the pecking order of players at the club since the arrival of the new manager, Sarri.
As a matter of fact, the situation is so bad that the player is yet to make a Premier League match day squad under Sarri.
He told Mirror Online that:
“I don’t want to jump the gun but as things stand at this time, probably, yes [I might have to leave in January].”
“Whatever my future holds, in terms of the club, and the relationship I have with the club and the fans, it will have been a huge part of my footballing life. I’ve got maximum respect for everybody here.
“I realise that sometimes you have to make tough decisions and football doesn’t wait for people. Sometimes you have to make those decisions to keep going and progressing.
“First of all the team’s doing well which is the most important thing. Having been a big part of things for six years, seven years and played a huge part, not just a squad player, I’m definitely finding it difficult this year to deal with that situation.”
Cahil’s contract expires at the end of the season. He said that he is not bitter about not making the team lists, but also admitted that he has not approached Sarri to discuss the situation.
This is how he put it”
“There are no arguments from my point of view, hence why I’ve not seen him,” he said.
“When you’re winning games you have to sit tight and suck it up and deal with it. For me to do this all season is going to be very difficult.
“Everything gradually comes to an end or there’s a new challenge around the corner.”