Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has attracted the interest of his boyhood club Sheffield Wednesday after failing to secure a first-team spot under Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has attracted the interest of his boyhood club Sheffield Wednesday after failing to secure a first-team spot under Maurizio Sarri, according to reports.
The 32-year-old has been shifted out of the Blues' starting squad by the likes of Antonio Rüdiger, David Luiz and Andreas Christensen. Cahill has made just one appearance this season as a second half substitute against West Ham.
The England international looks set to remain on the periphery of Chelsea's squad for some time as teenager Ethan Ampadu continues to impress in west London, opening the door to a possible move away from Stamford Bridge next year.
Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are considering making a move for Cahill in the January transfer window, as the defender supported the Owls as a child according to a report from the Sun. However, Chelsea captain Cahill is determined to fight for his place under Sarri.
It is claimed that Cahill will only look to leave the club if he can't fight his way back into their squad during the first half of the season.
The Sun continues by linking Aston Villa and even Manchester United with the veteran defender, who only has a matter of months left on his current contract.
Cahill could be forced to sit on the sidelines for another six months if Chelsea hold onto him during the winter transfer window, but the defender should be allowed to leave if manager Sarri lands one of his top defensive targets.
Unsurprisingly, the former Napoli manager is supposedly looking to raid Serie A for recruitments. Juventus star Daniele Rugani, once linked with Arsenal, is understood to be at the top of his wishlist moving forward.