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Door open for Derby County to make transfer breakthrough for 35-year-old amid fresh update

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Gary Cahill is set to become a free agent this summer upon the expiry of his contract at Crystal Palace.

Cahill’s contract is up at the end of the month, and according to the Premier League’s official list of released players, the defender is to be let go when his contract expires.

This leaves the door open for any club to go out and sign him on a free transfer, with Derby County having been previously linked.

The Athletic recently reported that Wayne Rooney was considering a move to lure his former England teammate to Pride Park this summer.

Cahill has made 47 appearances for Palace since joining the Eagles from Chelsea in 2019, after winning two Premier League titles and one Champions League with the Blues.

The former Bolton and Chelsea defender, who has made 61 appearances for England, could be set for pastures new this summer.

The Verdict

Cahill could well be a useful signing, but only if they manage to sort out their financial issues and can afford his wages.

He is undoubtedly a very experienced player and a great character for the dressing room, which could help Derby after a very disappointing year.

You feel that defensive reinforcements are likely to be made, too, with Matt Clarke set to return to parent club Brighton and Hove Albion and George Edmundson set to return to Rangers.

With a plethora of young players coming through the ranks at Pride Park, his experience and leadership could be beneficial for those breaking through.


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

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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