Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for former England international defender Gary Cahill, according to The Sun.
The Premier League side, who were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Championship club Derby County on penalties at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, are said to be monitoring the out-of-favour Chelsea centre-back ahead of the January transfer window.
The 32-year-old, who has 61 caps for the Three Lions before stepping back from international duty earlier this term, has made just one substitute appearance for The Blues so far this season, replacing Antonio Rudiger in the 69th minute during their goalless encounter at West Ham United on Sunday.
Cahill, who arrived at Stamford Bridge back in January 2010 following his £7m transfer from Bolton Wanderers, has netted 25 times in 283 games overall for the club.
However, the defender has hardly featured for new boss Maurizio Sarri at the London outfit this campaign, and the player admits he will ask for a move away from Stamford Bridge in January unless he gets more first-team opportunities.
Championship sides Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with Cahill’s services, although the player wants to remain in the Premier League.
Up step United, with the report claiming The Red Devils will monitor the Englishman’s situation at Chelsea ahead of the New Year market, with manager Jose Mourinho said to be a ‘big fan’ of the centre-back.
Cahill is contracted at Stamford Bridge until June 2019, and is valued at £13.5m.