Report: Burnley want to re-sign Gary Cahill amid Crystal Palace interest

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is reportedly a target for Fulham, Galatasaray and Premier League duo Burnley and Crystal Palace.

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.

Burnley are prepared to offer Gary Cahill a £30,000 a week contract as the former Chelsea defender looks to get his career back on track, as reported by the Sun.

With just over a week remaining until the transfer window slams shut, there are still a number of experienced England internationals looking for clubs, including the Roy Hodgson-era strike force of Danny Welbeck, Andy Carroll and Daniel Sturridge.

 

But, while the aforementioned trio have all struggled with injuries in recent years, Cahill still has plenty left to offer even at the age of 33. The fact that no one has been willing to take a chance on him is nothing short of baffling, even if he did play just 22 minutes of Premier League football last season.

Yet the two-time Premier League international could be on his way to Turf Moor if he is willing to accept a £30,000 a week deal. That would require Cahill to take a major pay cut considering the money he was earning at Chelsea but the chance to continue playing at the top level should be too good to turn down.

Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea and Gary Cahill of Chelsea lift the UEFA Europa League trophy during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May...

Crystal Palace, Fulham and Galatasaray are all interested but Burnley appear to have made the most concerted effort to get their man.

Interestingly, Cahill played 32 games on loan with The Clarets in the 2005/06 season. And he could provide some much needed competition for Ben Mee and James Tarkowski at the heart of Sean Dyche’s defence.

Gary Cahill of Burnley challenges Zak Whitbread of Liverpool during the FA Cup third round match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on January 18, 2005 in Burnley, England.

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