Chelsea leave defender Gary Cahill hanging over new contract

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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has been made to sweat over a new deal to keep him at the club because of their strict over 30s rule, according to The Sun.

The centre-back is currently engaged in talks with the club over a new deal, but The Sun claim they have been going on for months, and with him turning 30 on December 19 he runs the risk of being offered the standard veteran’s deal of a one-year extension.

He has just 18 months left of his current deal, and presently earns somewhere around £100,00-per-week, and had been hoping to commit himself to staying at Stamford Bridge for the remainder of his career (via Sun).

Cahill bagged himself a goal during the side’s 4-0 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League on Tuesday night, but The Sun reports that The Blues won’t bend on their policy of offering players over 30 a standard one-year deal, regardless of their status in the squad.

The Sun also claims that Cahill’s defensive partner John Terry will not find out if he is being offered a new one-year deal of his own until the end of the season, as the club look to monitor the performance of their older stars closer than ever.

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