Chelsea are reported to have made a decision on the future of defender Gary Cahill as he has spent six seasons with the club.
According to reports, the player will be allowed to leave the club on loan in the winter transfer window opening in January so as to have him enjoy regular football elsewhere.
The former England international’s contract with the Chelsea will come to an end by next summer and there is no assurance he will be handed a new deal with manager Maurizio Sarri hinting that Cahill is no longer in his plans.
The 32-year-old has enjoyed his stay with West London club and has been helpful within the last six years having won two Premier League titles, FA Cup, a Champions League and a Europa League to mark a successful career at the club.
Manager Sarri has also expressed his delight and respect for the former international because of his influence at the club and in the dressing room but noted that he can no longer have the same playing time at the club due to the presence of Cesar Azpilicueta who is much younger and more effective.
Meanwhile, Cahill’s next destination will soon be made public but he is believed to remain in England and not play abroad as he nears retirement.
Chelsea Player Leaves Stamford Bridge On Loan
Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu has signed for German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on loan for the new season.
His loan deal to RB Leipzig was confirmed earlier on Monday.
The 18-year-old Chelsea player has been handed the number 26 jersey at the German club.
Ethan Ampadu was promoted to the first team at Chelsea in 2016 and he has made 12 appearances in all competitions since then.
The young Welsh international signed a new contract at Chelsea in September 2018.
While Maurizio Sarri was the Chelsea manager last season, he made just three appearances in all competitions for the west Londoners.
He would be hoping to continue his football education in Germany with RB Leipzig who will play in the Champions League.
RB Leipzig returned to the Champions League after they finished third on the German Bundesliga table last season behind Borussia Dortmund and champions Bayern Munich.
It would be their second Champions League campaign in three seasons.
In addition, RB Leipzig also reached the German Cup final before they were thrashed 3-0 by eventual winners Bayern Munich.
On Ethan Ampadu, new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed that he tried to sign him on loan while he was the Derby County manager during the last campaign.
Lampard stressed the need for Ampadu to go out on loan.
Liverpool, Chelsea Target Set For Medical Ahead Of €20m Transfer
Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir will undergo his Real Betis medical ahead of his €20m move.
The news of his medical was confirmed by popular media portal Goal.
Nabil Fekir has just one year left on his current deal at Lyon and the French Ligue 1 giants were almost handicapped in letting him leave this summer rather than for free next summer.
The French midfielder is expected to be the direct replacement for Giovanni Lo Celso at Real Betis.
Lo Celso is closing in on a move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur and Nabil Fekir will replace him at the club.
The Argentine international was one of the best midfielders in the Spanish La Liga last season.
He scored 15 goals for Real Betis during the last campaign.
Nabil Fekir was previously a target for reigning European champions Liverpool.
As a matter of fact, he came close to joining Liverpool last summer after the Reds agreed on a £50m deal for him.
He had done his Liverpool medical before the Reds pulled the plug on the deal due to concerns over his knee.
The French World Cup winner was linked with Liverpool again this summer but the Reds debunked those transfer rumours.
Frank Lampard Reveals He Wants To Keep This Player
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has ruled out a return to fellow Premier League club Everton for Kurt Zouma.
In his latest interview monitored by the Daily Mail, Frank Lampard revealed that he wants to keep the player at the club.
French defender Zouma has returned to Chelsea this summer after spending last season on loan at Merseyside giants Everton.
He joined Everton on a season-long loan deal on the deadline day of last summer’s transfer window.
Kurt Zouma impressed a great deal at Everton and the Toffees were interested in a permanent deal for him.
Everton manager Marco Silva had previously said that he wants to keep the defender at Goodison Park but it seems like the Portuguese tactician won’t get his wish.
Frank Lampard has shown the willingness to give Chelsea loanees from last season a chance in his squad as he settles down to his new job as the Blues manager.
He signed a three-year deal at Chelsea until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Chelsea and Lampard are somewhat handicapped in the current transfer window due to the ban slammed on them by world football’s governing body FIFA.
The Blues have taken their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
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