West Ham are reportedly considering a January move for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, which would be an incredible bit of business for them.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Hammers are lining up the 32-year-old and manager Manuel Pellegrini has the backing of the board ahead of the January transfer market.
The 61-time capped England international has suggested he is opening to leaving Stamford Bridge midway through the season, as he’s found himself locked out of Maurizio Sarri’s starting XI.
But that shouldn’t deter West Ham fans and the centre-back would be an incredible addition to the ranks at the London Stadium.
Cahill, who has won two Premier League titles and a Champions League, is still a no-nonsense defender that is capable of playing at the top level.
He’s looked impressive in his three appearances for Chelsea this season when required and would be a great signing for a team outside of the Premier League’s top-six clubs.
West Ham would be acquiring a player in Cahill – who earns £130,000-a-week, according to spotrac.com – that is a huge leader and would improve the side instantly with his experience.
Pellegrini has managed to sign some high-profile players already during his short time with the London club, but Cahill would arguably be the pick of the bunch if he joined as he looks to push for the European places.