Cahill could seek move in January, Sun say

There continues to be speculation over the future of Chelsea’s Gary Cahill.

The defender was linked with a move from Stamford Bridge during the recent transfer window, having been overlooked by Blues boss Maurizio Sarri so far this season.

And there is already speculation that he could seek a move when the window reopens in January if he is still not in Sarri’s side.

The Sun say a “frustrated” Cahill is “ready to call time” on his six-year stay at the club if his situation does not improve.

The newspaper also claim a ‘Blues source’ has suggested Cahill hopes Chelsea will allow him to join a rival Premier League club as a reward for his loyalty and commitment, as they did when allowing Petr Cech to join Arsenal.

Meanwhile, World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst has questioned Cahill’s decision to retire from international duty.

Cahill made himself unavailable for Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad in order to concentrate on club football, as did Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.

Hurst said: “While there’s plenty to be positive about our national side right now, I must admit I was disappointed to see Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill choose to retire from international duty.

“I’m a firm believer that players should play for their country as long as they possibly can.

“My team-mates and I would have given our last breath to continue playing for England.

“I also don’t like when players say they’ll make themselves available again if there are injuries or suspensions.

“In my view, if I was England manager, then I wouldn’t pick those players ever again.”