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Chelsea legend Gary Cahill became a free agent on July 1st after his contract with the club expired on June 30th.
Cahill is not short of admirers as Arsenal have joined three other Premier League clubs in expressing interest in the former Chelsea captain. West Ham, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa are all said to be interested in Cahill.
The 33-year-old left Chelsea as a legend and won everything at the club, winning 2 Premier League titles, 2 Europa League titles and the Champions League. He also won the League Cup and FA Cup with the Blues having joined Chelsea in 2012.
Cahill said his farewell to the club after featuring for the last time for the Blues and at Stamford Bridge, in the 3-0 win over Watford back in May.
Cahill’s time at Chelsea didn’t end on a good note as he lost his place in the squad in November and wasn’t used again by Sarri for the rest of the season.
Cahill revealed at the end of last season that it was difficult for him to respect Sarri after the Italian didn’t respect what he achieved with the club.
“It’s been really terrible for me personally,” Cahill told the Sunday Telegraph. “It will just be erased out of my head when I leave Chelsea. My last memory will be last season’s FA Cup final.
“It’s been very difficult. I have played on a regular basis over the previous six seasons and I’ve won everything with Chelsea, so to be watching from the stands is something I didn’t expect.
“I know how the whole club works, I’ve got a big relationship with all the players and staff, and yet none of that has been utilised.
“If you are not playing a player, any player, for two, three, four games, then you don’t have to give a reason for that. But if it gets to eight or nine games, then you have to explain the situation. What’s going on?
“But the manager hasn’t done that. I see some of the situations with players who won the title with Chelsea, not just myself, and it just hasn’t been right.
“It makes it very hard for me to have respect for someone who has not respected what some of us have won with the club.”