Revealed: 76% of West Ham fans want to sign Cahill

West Ham will be without Fabian Balbuena for around two months after the defender underwent knee surgery, and 76 per cent of fans who voted in our poll want to sign Chelsea outcast Gary Cahill.

West Ham have confirmed that Balbuena will miss up to two months with a knee injury, as reported by The Evening Standard.

The 27 year-old has proved to be one of the best signings of the summer since joining the Hammers for just £4m from Corinthians, forming a dominant defensive partnership with Issa Diop.

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His injury forces Manuel Pellegrini to rely on Angelo Ogbonna alongside the inexperienced Diop, which really does sound like a recipe for disaster.

Cahill meanwhile has played just 21 minutes of Premier League action this season, and is expected to leave Stamford Bridge in search of more playing time.

The 33 year-old’s leadership and experience could be massively beneficial to Diop in particular, and The Mirrorclaim Chelsea are already lining up replacements for him.

76 per cent of Hammers are backing a move, and you can view the full poll results down below…