Chelsea £120,000-a-week star emerged as shock transfer target for Arsenal

By | January 29, 2019

Arsenal are set to make a last-ditch attempt to sign Chelsea defender Gary Cahill to ease the club’s injury crisis.

The Gunners lost Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny during Friday’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United, adding to the long-term injuries sustained by Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin.

Unai Emery revealed earlier this month that thenorth London club can only make loan signings in January and do not have funds available to make permanent moves.

That’s left Arsenal with limited options and Gary Cahill, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is back on Unai Emery’s radar.

The 33-year-old has made just seven appearances for the Blues so far this season and has played just 21 minutes of Premier League football.

The Blues have made it clear to the Englishman that he’s free to leave the club and the Mirror claims Unai Emery will make a late bid to sign the centre-back.

Gary Cahill has attracted interest from Crystal Palace and Fulham but given his deal is up at the end of the season Arsenal are likely to be able to afford to sign the full-back for a small fee.