Chelsea captain Gary Cahill is set to stay at the club until the end of the season after rejecting a move to Premier League side Fulham, according to Daily Mail.
Cahill has only played 21 minutes of Premier League football this season after falling down the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea are hoping to get Cahill off the books during the January window.
Cahill’s last appearance for Chelsea was against Greek side PAOK in November in the Europa League.
The transfer window closes today and the defender looks set to stay at the club until his contract expires at the end of the season but he could also change his mind and leave today.
Arsenal and Italian side Juventus have also been linked with the 33-year-old defender. According to Corriere dello sport journalist Alfredo Pedula, Cahill could be on his way to Juventus with the Italian club seeking defensive reinforcements following injuries to Leonardo Bonucci and Giogrio Chillieni
Standard Sport claim offers have been made for the defender from clubs outside London but the centre-half and his family are settled in the area and don’t want to move.
Early in the season, Cahill spoke about his future, stating he wanted to leave because of a lack of playing time under Sarri.
“I don’t want to jump the gun but, as things stand, probably yes,” he said when asked about whether he wanted to leave.
“Sometimes you have to make tough decisions.
“I did that when I was at Villa all those years ago.
“If I had been patient maybe I would’ve played in that first team but I wanted to take the decision to go and play regularly.
“As it is, I’m not enjoying things.”