Cahill wants to leave Chelsea says source

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England vice-captain Gary Cahill thinks he has to leave Chelsea in order to keep his international place, says a source close to the defender.

Cahill wants to leave Chelsea says source

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STOKE D’ABERNON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE – DECEMBER 18, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. CHELSEA DEFENDER, GARY CAHILL ARRIVING IN HIS CAR FOR TRAINING

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE – NOVEMBER 16, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

2. CAHILL TRAINING WITH ENGLAND SQUAD

STOKE D’ABERNON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE – SEPTEMBER 15, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

3. CHELSEA DEFENDERS JOHN TERRY AND CAHILL TRAINING WITH CESC FABREGAS AND EDEN HAZARD

4. CAHILL, TERRY AND FABREGAS KICKING BALL ABOUT

STOKE D’ABERNON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE – MARCH 10, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

5. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): SPANISH DEFENDER CESAR AZPILICUETA; CAHILL; TERRY; AND FABREGAS WALKING ON TO TRAINING PITCH

6. FABREGAS AND TERRY WITH AZPILICUETA AND CAHILL

STOKE D’ABERNO, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE – OCTOBER 20, 2014) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

7. THEN CHELSEA MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO WALKING ONTO PITCH ALONGSIDE CAHILL AND BELGIAN GOALKEEPER THIBAUT COURTOIS

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 18, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

8. VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF CHELSEA GROUND, STAMFORD BRIDGE

STORY: England centre back Gary Cahill is said to be so frustrated by a lack of first team football at Chelsea that he wants to leave the club in an attempt to safeguard his international place at the European Championship starting in June.

The England vice-captain has played more than 170 games for the Premier League champions, but has made only 12 league appearances this season as Kurt Zouma and John Terry have become the preferred starters.

A source close to the player told Reuters he is genuinely concerned about his chances of playing for his country in the European Championships in France if he is not playing regularly for his club.

While it could be too late to make the move before the current transfer window closes on Monday (February 1), Cahill is said to believe that he has to leave Chelsea.

The defender cost Chelsea around £7 million ($10.02 million) when he joined from Bolton Wanderers in January 2012, but is now said to believe that he is at the “crossroads” of his career.

The 30-year-old made 10 starts at the beginning of this season before manager Jose Mourinho was sacked after 16 league games.

Cahill has played only twice since Guus Hiddink took temporary charge on December 19 and one of those appearances was in the FA Cup against third-tier Scunthorpe United.

While the centre back has been in and out of the Chelsea side, he has been a mainstay in England’s successful march to the Euros, playing in eight of their qualifiers as they won all 10 to sweep into the finals.

He captained his country for the first time in October’s European Championship qualifying victory over Estonia at Wembley.

Cahill won his 40th cap in the 2-0 friendly win over France in November, but the emergence of Everton’s John Stones and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling means he will have to fight for his place in the Euros.

In May last year he became the fastest player in Premier League history to win all five possible major club trophies; it took him a little more than three years to clinch winners’ medals for the FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, League Cup and Premier League.

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