Gary Cahill has enjoyed an exceptional career as a professional: a Premier League, Champions League and Europa League winner, he also captained Chelsea to FA Cup glory last season. Now, at the age of 32, Cahill has slipped out of favour with the Blues and will seek a move away from the club in January.

The Sun has reported that Cahill could make a shock move to the Championship, will boyhood club Sheffield Wednesday looking to tempt the veteran into a surprise move.

Cahill has won 61 caps for England and wants to keep playing at England’s highest level, with a host of clubs ahead of the Owls in the pecking order, but that won’t stop Jos Luhukay’s men from expressing interest. The focal point of any transfer for the Chelsea captain will be out of sentiment, with Cahill said to be a boyhood Wednesday fan.

The Sun has also reported that Jose Mourinho could seek a reunion with his former Chelsea counterpart, and with United’s current defensive horror show, Cahill could provide valuable safety and experience to his back-line.

If a Premier League move isn’t on the cards for Cahill, Wednesday will face stiff competition from Aston Villa, who are experienced at handing out big contracts to players past their peak.

Sheffield Wednesday have had an exceptional start to the season, all things considered, the club was strangled by a transfer embargo for the majority of the summer and have been forced to promote from within their own academy this season.

The former Villa man could be the experienced mentor that Wednesday needs within their ranks, in order to help nurture the likes of Ash Baker and Matt Penney, who are enjoying their breakout season’s at Hillsborough

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