Chelsea have reportedly granted Galatasaray permission to open talks with England international defender Gary Cahill, according to Fotomac.
The Premier League side, who face Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon (16:00), have been linked with offloading the centre-back before the close of the European transfer window on August 31.
The 32-year-old, who has 61 international caps for the Three Lions, has not been included in any matchday squad for The Blues so far this season.
Cahill, who played against Belgium for England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals earlier this summer in Russia, has scored 25 goals in 282 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea following his move from Bolton Wanderers back in January 2012.
He has won two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the League Cup at the London outfit.
However, the defender could be on his way out of the club in the forthcoming days as Turkish giants Galatasaray consider an offer for Cahill.
The report claims Chelsea have given the Super Lig champions permission to open negotiations with the player.
Cahill, who is valued at £13.5m, is contracted at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
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