Aston Villa keeping tabs on Chelsea veteran Gary Cahill

Aston Villa are keeping tabs on experienced Chelsea defender Gary Cahill as he approaches the end of his contract, according to La Gazette des Transferts via SportWitness.

What’s the word?

Ever since John Terry’s short stint at Villa Park came to a close, Aston Villa have been keeping an eye on the transfer market in search of an experienced defensive addition and a familiar face could be brought back to the club.

According to La Gazette des Transferts via SportWitness, Aston Villa are one of the clubs keeping tabs on Chelsea veteran Gary Cahill as he rapidly approaches the end of his contract next summer – and a move could be made to bring the former Villa man back to the East Midlands.

Cahill, who earns £100,000-a-week according to Spotrac, left his childhood side a decade ago to join Bolton Wanderers and Villa will face a stern test if they are to lure the 32-year-old back to the club, as Watford, Marseille and Bordeaux are also considering a swoop.

Should he be signed?

Bruce’s Aston Villa have struggled to find form this season and gaps have been shown in their defence following the departure of John Terry, with the promotion hopefuls only keeping their first clean sheet in the Championship in Tuesday’s victory over Rotherham.

With Cahill still just 32, the former England international has plenty left in his tank and would be the sort of signing that would provide Villa’s promotion hopes with a huge boost – or to help the squad become accustomed with life in the Premier League if they succeed with their goals this term.

However, the main issue would be the money required to bring the 61-cap defender back to Villa Park and a deal may only be possible if Villa can boost their finances with Premier League football.

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