West London giants Chelsea are ready to let defender Gary Cahill leave the club on loan when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.
Manchester United are keen on a move for the recently retired England international defender as manager Jose Mourinho is open to the idea of reuniting with him.
Mourinho and Gary Cahill worked together during the former Real Madrid boss’ second spell at Stamford Bridge.
Cahill, 32, is the Blues skipper but he has been on the fringes of the first team since manager Maurizio Sarri took over in the summer.
Former Empoli and Napoli manager Sarri was appointed the new Chelsea boss after putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.
He replaced compatriot Antonio Conte as the Blues manager at Stamford Bridge.
Gary Cahill was a regular fixture under the Chelsea dispensation of Antonio Conte but his fortunes have changed for the worse under Sarri.
He has made just six appearances in all competitions for the Blues this season, including just one league outing.
The Englishman has played just 21 minutes of Premier League football this season.
His inactivity under the new managerial dispensation of Sari has led to talks about his long-term future at Chelsea.