Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are occupying the sofas as they anticipate a busy final few days in the window but they’re happy to see a sale of one star has been ruled-out.
The Evening Standard states that Chelsea have ruled-out an exit for Gary Cahill this month, with the England international reportedly seeking an exit to bolster his chances of landing a spot in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the European Championships this summer.
With Cahill finding first-team opportunities difficult to come by this season, the former Bolton man is stated to be seeking an exit as he fears for his place amid competition from the likes of Chris Smalling and John Stones.
However, Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has stated that the experienced centre-half will not be leaving Stamford Bridge before Monday evening’s deadline.
“No (he is not for sale). First of all he is very happy. He is of value and as far as I’m concerned I will have him in the upcoming months. I think the club will have him in the upcoming years. He signed a new contract recently, which is a statement he loves the club and likes to be here. ”
“Some players have a little period where they don’t play frequently, but in the multitude of games coming up, everyone will get their minutes to play. He’s of big value and will prove that. If players are not playing, they must get frustrated. I talked to him a few days ago about the situation, which I like to do with key players.”
Our landlord believes this is smart from Hiddink, as an exit for Cahill could be extremely detrimental to an already disappointing season.
Chelsea fans, is keeping Cahill a priority? Let us know in the comments below!