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Chelsea star considering a move away in January

Transfer: Chelsea star considering January move amid lack of playing time

September 21, 2018 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
With just a year left on his contract, the Blues' player is looking at moving elsewhere.

With Maurizio Sarri preferring the David Luiz-Antonio Rudiger centerback partnership while frequently giving Andres Christensen a run-out, Gary Cahill's career at Chelsea has hit a stand still. The England defender who recently retired from international football to concentrate on his club career has not made a single appearance in any competitive game for the Blues ever since Sarri took over from Antonio Conte this season.

Having won five league games in succession, the Italian manager does not see the need to reshuffle the pack which might give the 33-year-old defender the opportunity to star in games. Against PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday, the Englishman was an unused substitute as his side went on to secure a 1-0 victory away from home.

According to reports, the Cahill is already considering his future elsewhere and has insinuated that he will ask Chelsea for a January move to honour his service for the club since joining from Bolton Wanderers in 2012.

"I don't want to jump the gun, but as things stand at this time, probably, yes (I'll have to leave in January)," he was quoted to have said as per BT Sport.

"For me to do this all season is going to be very difficult.

"I realise sometimes football doesn't wait for people. Sometimes you have to make those decisions to keep going and progressing.

"Obviously the most important thing is the club. But I have to look at my situation. I have to take charge of my own future.

"And if I'm sat doing what I'm doing at this moment in time, I just hope that the club will respect that when it comes to the time.

"I've always been hungry to play football," Gary Cahill added.

"I'm not a guy who is willing to accept not playing. Your career's short enough as it is.

"I'm in great condition at the minute, I've not wasted my days, I've not wasted the time when I haven't been playing.

"I've been training even harder, in the gym. I know I can play week-in, week-out, not a problem.

"I've got maximum respect for everybody here at the football club, for the fans and all the players.

"But sometimes you have to make tough decisions to keep your career going forward."


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