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Leeds could look to steal in and beat PL side to signing



Leeds have been offered the chance to sign Gary Cahill, report Football Insider.

The former Chelsea man is without a club after his release by The Blues, but held discussions with Aston Villa last week over a possible move to the Premier League new-boys.

The Yorkshire side is in need of a senior centre-back following the sale of Pontus Jansson to Brentford, and Cahill’s experience in the game would fit the mould.

According to Football Insider, the former England player has been offered to Leeds via his intermediaries, which suggests he is open to a move to Bielsa’s side in search of first-team football.

Villa’s signing of Mings means their interest in the 33-year-old may have subsided, and he may no longer be interested in a move to his former club as he might not be first-choice.

Leeds could therefore be in a position of strength if they want to make a move for him, and it is up to Marcelo Bielsa if he wants to take this deal forward.

The Verdict

This would be a surprising move from Leeds, but it is one that makes a lot of sense. Cahill has had a fantastic career and is still Premier League standard, so from a defensive viewpoint, he would be a great addition.

On top of that, he has experienced the game at the highest level, which would make him a key leadership figure in the dressing room. The influence he would have would be immense and Bielsa would be grateful to have someone like him on the pitch.

He is also a great organiser, and would be great for the rest of the defence and midfield, and would help young players develop their game – all of which would make him a brilliant signing if he isn’t too expensive.

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