England defender could be moving on.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has cast fresh doubt over the future of defender Gary Cahill after insisting that he is the club’s third choice centre-back, the Metro reports.
Cahill started in both of England’s World Cup qualifiers over the past week but returns to his club knowing that he needs to be playing first team football in order to cement a place in the squad ahead of next year’s tournament.
However, the 27-year-old finds himself behind David Luiz and John Terry in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
“I don’t enjoy leaving good professionals on the bench, but that’s life,” said Mourinho about Cahill.
“I trust Gary. I want to help him, not make his life difficult.
“I would never do something that could jeopardise his selection for the national team. But at this moment John and David are playing well and giving stability.
“The most important thing is Chelsea. The second thing is the players. The third thing is the national team. That has to be my ranking.”
Tottenham and Arsenal have previously been linked with a move for the player and he may now be tempted to seek a move during the January transfer window in order to find more regular first team football.