Confirmed: Chelsea Defensive Rock Considers Stamford Bridge Exit in January

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Chelsea centre-back and captain Gary Cahill has admitted that he may have to depart the team in the January transfer window because he is not getting enough playing time under new head-coach Maurizio Sarri.

As reported on the Mirror, former England international has fallen heavily out of favour at Chelsea and wants to be playing first-team football for the next season.

The Englishman was rumoured with a loan to move away from the London club, with Championship side Aston Villa are interested to secure his services with Wolves are also interested to sign him.

However, with the Blues also participating in the Europa League this season, Sarri knows that deep roster will help him to compete for all possible trophies.

However, Cahill is already eyeing a move and when asked if he could depart in January, he said:

“I don’t want to jump the gun but as things stand at this time, probably, yes.

“Whatever my future holds, in terms of the club, and the relationship I have with the club and the fans, it will have been a huge part of my footballing life. I’ve got maximum respect for everybody here. I realise that sometimes you have to make tough decisions and football doesn’t wait for people.

“Sometimes you have to make those decisions to keep going and progressing. I’m definitely finding it difficult this year.

“I haven’t spoken to the manager yet. I think we will speak soon, just to see where everything is and how the land lies. The most important thing here is the team, but I’ve got to look at my situation and my future as well.

Former England international star current Chelsea deal expires in 2020 and the experienced defender looks likely to pursue a move in a few months.