According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea veteran defender Gary Cahill is nearing a loan move to local rivals Fulham lasting until the end of the season.
STANDARD Gary Cahill to effectively end Chelsea career as he closes in on Fulham loan transfer Fulham are increasingly hopeful they will secure the signing of Chelsea's veteran defender Gary Cahill on loan for the rest of the season in a move that will e… https://t.co/83BTMqGAJP— Chelsea FC RSS Feeds (@CFCrss) January 2, 2019
The move would also have him seeing out the last six months of his Chelsea contract, and thus put an end to a career filled with trophies during his tenure at Stamford Bridge.
Cahill had been linked to Premier League and Championship clubs, such as Arsenal and Aston Villa. It seems that Fulham have won the race, in their bid to bolster defensive options for former Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri.
This season did not go well for Cahill, as the 33-year-old only made 7 appearances for the club halfway through the term. It is Cahill’s lowest ever tally as a Chelsea player, 12 games far from the 19 matches he played in 2011-12 as a then 26-year-old arriving from Bolton during the winter transfer window.
The end of Cahill’s tenure approaches. And he will leave us as one of the most decorated players ever, with two Premier League titles, and one trophy from the League Cup, FA Cup, Europa League and, most importantly, the Champions League.