New Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill has reportedly revealed he already regrets his decision to join Chelsea, and could be set to move-on already in the summer.
The England-international only signed for the Blues in the middle of January, in a deal that netted his former club Bolton Wanderers £7 million and upped his wage to somewhere reportedly near the £90,000-per-week mark.
But since joining he has been overlooked by manager Andre Villas Boas. It was always going to be case of Cahill having to be patient but the fact that he wasn’t picked by the manager against Swansea on Tuesday, when John Terry was injured, has embarrassed the player and as a consequence a source at the Chelsea training ground has said his attitude in training has been questionable.
Chelsea put in another disappointing showing in their fortunate 1-1 draw with Swansea and were once again far from convincing at the back. This has made the decision not to play their new man even more puzzling.
Additionally, Cahill is keen to impress England manager Fabio Capello in order to cement his place in his country’s squad for the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine in the summer.
The negative relationship between player and manager stems from the negotiations that led to Villas Boas signing the former Aston Villa man. Cahill, allegedly, was very ruthless in his wage demands, which the Chelsea boss took offence too – he was willing not to give in to Cahill’s urgings but the Chelsea board stepped in and sanctioned the move and Cahill got his desired pay packet.
His potential availability this summer would spark an interest from Tottenham, who were close to agreeing a fee for the player last season.