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Chelsea transfer news: Juventus contact Blues over Gary Cahill after Leonardo Bonucci exit

CHELSEA have been contacted by Juventus regarding Gary Cahill, reports claim.

Juventus are looking at Chelsea centre-back Cahill as a potential replacement for Leonardo Bonucci, who joined AC Milan this summer.

And The Sun say the Old Lady have approached the Blues over a move for the England international.

It is said they are unsure what role he has at the club with Antonio Conte refusing to guarantee him a regular slot at the back.

Chelsea have already signed Antonio Rudiger from Roma and harbour hopes of landing Southampton star Virgil van Dijk.

David Luiz and Cesar Azplilicueta’s form means Conte is unlikely to drop either of them.

And Cahill could be the fall guy, particularly after a nightmare start to the new campaign that saw him sent-off in the 3-2 defeat to Burnley.

Juventus are keen on a loan deal for the 31-year-old but believe a fee of £16.5million could land them the former Aston Villa and Bolton defender.

The Sun add that the Serie A champions have failed with two centre-back swoops so far this summer.

They initially wanted Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng, but Carlo Ancelotti was reluctant to let the Germany international leave the Allianz.

And Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri was also unable to prise Diego Godin away from Atletico Madrid following their transfer ban.

Cahill has been at Chelsea since signing from Bolton in January 2012.

During his time at Stamford Bridge he has won every major honour available, including two Premie League titles and the Champions League in 2012.

 

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