With Phil Jagielka and Kurt Zouma potentially on their way out of Everton this summer, the Toffees will need at least one replacement in the transfer market. Gary Cahill is set to leave Chelsea when his contract expires in July and could be the idea signing for Marco Silva.
The 33-year-old has struggled for playing time at Chelsea this season and announced his departure ahead of the Blues’ final Premier League outing. As it doesn’t appear he’s considering retirement, Everton may be able to capitalise on Cahill’s situation as he’s likely to want to stay in the top-flight.
The England international has made just eight appearances in all competitions, racking up a meagre 562 minutes of football. He’s been openly critical of Maurizio Sarri, telling the Telegraph that he has no respect for the Chelsea manager after the treatment he’s received this season.
It’s hard to see Cahill playing for a side in the top-six of the Premier League, but the prospect of joining Everton should be something he favours. The Toffees are currently eight in the table after 37 games and have the resources to match his £5.2m-a-year/£100k-per-week contract.
If Jagielka and Zouma leave Everton, the club will free up £4.6m-a-year/£89k-per-week on the wage bill. Signing a Premier League and Champions League winner in Cahill is surely money well spent?