Moving for Cahill would be a big mistake by Everton

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Everton would be affecting their progress if they made a move for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.

What’s the word?

Last week, it was reported by the Daily Mail that the Toffees, as well as Newcastle United and Watford would be interested in signing the £100,000-a-week centre-back.

The publication claimed that Cahill has informed Chelsea that he wants to leave due to the lack of game time.

So far this season, the England international has played just 21 minutes of competitive action, as manager Maurizio Sarri prefers a centre-back pairing of Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz.

It is believed that Cahill will push for a January switch if he continues to sit on the bench, but it would make very little sense if Everton made a move.

Why?

Marco Silva already has defenders Phil Jagielka, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate, Kurt Zouma and Yerry Mina in his squad.

Some of them have experienced injuries and Zouma is only at Goodison Park on loan from Chelsea, but the club are not crying out for a new centre-back.

In addition, even though Cahill has plenty of quality and experience, at the age of 32, he is entering the latter stages of his career.

Silva wants to build an exciting team for the future, therefore throwing Cahill into the mix would be redundant.

When the January transfer window opens, Everton should focus on recruiting a new striker rather than a centre-back.