Chelsea skipper linked to sinking Premier League club

Gary Cahill
Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill is rumoured to be on his way from Chelsea to Fulham.

According to reports, Claudio Ranieri’s side is weighing up a loan move for the Englishman, especially with Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s set to return to Manchester United.

The 33-year-old has fallen further down the perking order since Maurizio Sarri’s summer arrival.

Cahill, technically still the Blues skipper has garnered just 21 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.

The duo of Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz have been preferred by the Italian with Andreas Christensen as backup.

“I respect him very much because he has won everything with this club,” Sarri said last month.

“I have to do my job. Every match, I have to choose. For me, he is not able to [be] on the bench.

“Maybe he is the best in the box, but our defenders may play 100 or 110 balls in a match so I need very technical defenders.”

Cahill was a key member of the Blues squad that won the Champions League, Europa League, two Premier League’s, an FA Cup and a League Cup.

The 33-year-old has just six months left on his current deal.

He was linked with several sides in the winter, with Fulham and Arsenal the most keen.

But both deals fell through, probably due to the ex-Bolton stars’ excessive wages.

Cahill is believed to be earning around £130,000-per-week at Chelsea and isn’t willing to take a pay cut.

The Cottagers could break the bank to land him and Ranieri’s men crashed 3-0 at home on Saturday to further stress their need for more defensive quality.

The London side is 19th in the league with 17 points – only Huddersfield have less.

However, in terms of goals conceded, Fulham is the worst in the entire division.

They have shipped in an alarming 58 goals – 10 more than the side rock-bottom in the league.

With such dreadful defence, relegation is a reality rather than a nightmare.

Cahill will likely rundown his contract at Stamford Bridge – meaning he can only move in the summer.