Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is unlikely to be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge this month despite his first team prospects looking increasingly grim amid the imminent arrival of American youngster Matt Miazga.
The Guardian reports the England man is frustrated by his lack of football and is considering his options away from west London having featured just twice since the appointment of Guus Hiddink in December.
Cahill’s chances of regaining a place in the Chelsea starting XI are set to take another blow with the club reportedly on the verge of securing a deal for Miazga, who has entered the final year of his contract with New York Red Bulls and announced his intentions of moving to a European club.
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The United States international had been preparing for friendly matches against Iceland and Canada next week, but has been relieved of his duties in order to travel to London for a medical.
Miazga, a towering defender who has made waves in the national team junior sides, would cost Chelsea around £2 million according to reports, though he would not require a work permit due to holding a Polish passport.
The 20-year-old is likely to be considered a future prospect rather than a starting XI player at Stamford Bridge, but his arrival would still come as bad news for Cahill as he struggles to dislodge Kurt Zouma as John Terry’s partner in the centre of defence.
The former Bolton man has made just 12 appearances for Chelsea this campaign and is reportedly sweating on his chances of earning a starting role in England’s defence for the 2016 European Championships in France.
Cahill, 30, will feel he is still capable of making a significant impact at the highest level having missed just two matches during the Blues’ successful 2014-15 Premier League campaign.
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