The released Chelsea defender has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Pontus Jansson at Leeds United.

Leeds United are expected to snub the chance to sign Gary Cahill after the defender’s release by Chelsea, according to the Mirror (July 12, page 67).

Cahill has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Pontus Jansson, who left for Brentford in a deal worth a reported £5.5 million deal earlier this week.

But the newspaper claims the 33-year-old former England International ‘does not fit the bill’ for Leeds, despite his experience and a decorated CV.

Cahill was earning £100,000 per week at Chelsea, according to Spotrac.

And it is likely that the Derbyshire-born player would have had to accept a significant drop before signing for Leeds.

United added the Brighton centre-back, Ben White, to their squad on a season-long loan prior to Jansson’s exit.

But losing the Swede means that Leeds, once again, have only three specialist senior options in his position.

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