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Contract details revealed as Bournemouth and Southampton chase 35-year-old



Gary Cahill is mulling over contract offers from AFC Bournemouth and Southampton, according to Football Insider.

The former England international is on the lookout for a new club having been let go by Crystal Palace upon the expiry of his deal in June.

Cahill made 47 appearances for the Eagles, featuring 20 times in the Premier League last season before being released at the end of the campaign.

The 35-year-old is said to be a player in demand, though, and two South Coast clubs are set to battle it out for his signature on a free transfer.

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According to Football Insider, Bournemouth have tabled a two-year deal for Cahill, offering him £20,000-a-week.

Southampton, meanwhile, are only said to have offered Cahill a one-year deal, however this is believed to be worth up to around £35,000-a-week.

Rangers were said to be in the race for the defender, too, but are unable to match his wage demands following their recent Champions League exit.

The Verdict

These are two very attractive offers for a player who has made an excellent career for himself in the Premier League with the likes of Bolton and Chelsea.

It will be interesting to see how Cahill reacts to these offers, and in terms of longevity and financial gain, the Bournemouth offer seems more attractive.

But Southampton are also offering Premier League football, and given that he’s in the latter stages of the career, he will surely want to play at the highest level for as long as he can before hanging up his boots.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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