Report: Leeds expected to snub chance to sign Gary Cahill

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

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

Gary Cahill of Chelsea FC lap of honour during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Watford FC at Stamford Bridge on May 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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.

Ben White of Newport County during the Fly Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newport County at Wembley Stadium on February 7, 2018 in London, England.

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.

Leeds United's Pontus Jansson reacts in the closing stages during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Second Leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on May 15, 2019 in...

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