Chelsea Defender To Leave This Summer Amidst Villa Interest
Europa League champions Chelsea have confirmed that defender Gary Cahill will leave the club this summer.
It was revealed that the ex-England international centre back will leave the West London club when his contract ends this summer.
The 33-year-old signed for Chelsea in January 2012 and he has been a wonderful servant for the Blues winning eight trophies at the club.
Gary Cahill became a Chelsea player seven years ago after he left Bolton Wanderers who were still in the Premier League.
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Bolton Wanderers are in the third tier of English football (League One) these days following their relegation from the English Championship during the just concluded season.
Gary Cahill won his eighth and final trophy for Chelsea as an unused substitute during the 4-1 win over London rivals in the Europa League final on Wednesday.
It was his second Europa League title with Chelsea after the 2013 triumph under the guidance of Spanish tactician Rafael Benitez.
Gary Cahill also won two Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League title during his time at the club.
He was linked with several clubs during the winter transfer window but decided to stay till this summer.
Newly promoted Premier League side Aston Villa are long-term admirers and they are interested in him.