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Arsenal favourites to land Chelsea captain next month

Gary Cahill news

Cahill to Arsenal close to completion?

Arsenal are reportedly deemed favourites to secure the signing of Chelsea captain Gary Cahill when the transfer window reopens in a couple of days' time.

The former England international has barely featured for the Blues in the Premier League this term and reports have emerged that the west London side would be prepared to part ways with his services.

According to The Telegraph, the Gunners are only keen on a short-term loan for the former Bolton Wanderers man despite his existing deal due to expire at the end of the season.

It is added that the Blues would have no objection to such a deal, provided the Gunners accept to pay his £110,000-a-week wages in full while also parting with a £4m sum for the temporary move.

Preferably, the Gunners would prefer a young player to bolster the heart of the backline but given the complexity of the winter transfer window, Cahill could be an useful addition for the rest of the season.

Cahill, who was previously on the Gunners radar eight years ago, has mostly featured for the Blues in the League Cup and Europa League games this term and has yet to make a Premier League start under Sarri.