Sport Cahill set for talks over his international future

19:45  12 july  2018
19:45  12 july  2018 Source:

Cahill considering Chelsea exit as Blues close in on Daniele Rugani

  Cahill considering Chelsea exit as Blues close in on Daniele Rugani Gary Cahill will reportedly seek talks over his Chelsea future with new boss Maurizio Sarri once he reports back to Cobham. The London Evening Standard reports that Cahill was unhappy with his playing time under Antonio Conte last campaign, and will seek assurances from Sarri that he will play a more fundamental part in the squad. Cahill, 32, moved to Stamford Bridge from Bolton Wanderers in 2012 and has won six major trophies during his spell at the club, including last season’s FA Cup. However, he featured less frequently last campaign, making just 24 Premier League starts, falling behind Antonio Rudiger in the pecking order. Cahill’s standing in the Blues squad could be weakened by the arrival of Italian international Daniele Rugani, who is edging closer to a £44.2 million switch. Chelsea are also being linked with Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles. Sarri is expected to use a back-four, meaning he will have to choose two from Cahill, Rudiger, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta and potentially Rugani. With one year remaining on his contract, now would be the perfect time to offload Cahill, who was part of the England squad who made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia. The centre-half is sure to have plenty of suitors, having played a key part in Chelsea’s final few games of last season.

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Victor Lindelof hopes to have a discussion with Jose Mourinho over his future with Manchester United, The Sun reports. And with no sign of his return to the first-team, the £31 million signing wants to have a talk with his coach to decide if he should remain in Manchester much longer.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has revealed he will hold talks with Gareth Southgate for clarification over his international future.

The London Evening Standard reports that Cahill will speak to the England boss after struggling to make a mark on the World Cup in Russia.

The Chelsea defender has failed to feature for England thus far but is being tipped to play against Belgium in the World Cup third-place match.

“It is a good conversation for me to have with the manager in the coming month or so. Any time I get an opportunity to play for England, I want to do that. I can finish my England career knowing that I have played every possible game I can play in the times I have been selected.”

Juventus increase their asking price for Rugani following Chelsea talks

  Juventus increase their asking price for Rugani following Chelsea talks Juventus are reportedly set to demand a fee in the region of €50 million for Daniele Rugani following talks with Chelsea. According to Calciomercato, both Chelsea and Juventus had officials in Italy today to discuss moves for both Rugani and Gonzalo Higuain. Previous reports have suggested that Rugani could be on his way to Chelsea in a deal worth around €40 million, a fee that the Blues were ready to pay. Rugani has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea since it became clear that Maurizio Sarri would be appointed. The Italian defender has struggled to hold down a place at Juventus and he is a player that Sarri worked with at Empoli. Sarri remains a huge fan of the player and his sale would allow the Old Lady to recoup valuable funds following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin. There are concerns over the future of Gary Cahill and David Luiz at Stamford Bridge and Rugani could be viewed as a replacement for either of the two.

The 38-year-old, who has been playing in his native Australia, has been holding talks over a return to the club at The Australia international left Melbourne City in December but remains focused on playing at the 2018 World Cup. Tim Cahill made over 200 Premier League appearances for Everton.

It comes after Cahill blindsided Joyce following the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifying play-off win over Honduras by saying he had some “big decisions” to make about his future as he attempted to earn a spot in the squad for Russia 2018.

“I have never pulled out with any half injury or looked to put my club before my country. If I’m selected [to play against Belgium], I will go out there and give everything I’ve got.”

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Cahill is due to turn 33 at the end of the year and now sees his place in the squad under threat.

There were some concerns over whether or not Cahill would make the World Cup squad.

The 32-year-old fell out of favour at Chelsea in the second half of the season, but an impressive end to the season saw him earn a place in Southgate’s squad.

However, Cahill has not been helped by the emergence of Harry Maguire, who alongside John Stones and Kyle Walker, has impressed in a back three.

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Arsenal to miss out on free transfer with Atletico in talks to seal a deal .
Arsenal look set to miss out on the signature of Gelson Martins, with Atletico Madrid now leading the race to sign the player. Mundo Deportivo claims that the Spanish side have held talks over a deal and remain in discussions with Sporting for the player. Martins is one of many players to rescind their contracts with the Portuguese club, meaning he is available for nothing this summer. The report claims that Atletico are still in talks with Sporting over a deal, in a similar reason to why Wolves discussed a transfer fee for Rui Patricio. The club want to avoid any potential legal claims that Sporting could file for in the future and want the deal to go through on good terms. However, the player’s availability has alerted the likes of Atletico Madrid and Arsenal, with the latter being heavily linked with a move for the Portuguese international. Arsenal was reportedly the player’s preferred destination, but now Atletico appear to be leading the race to sign him.

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