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.
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.
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