£130,000-a-week to depart from Chelsea on free transfer and sign for EPL rivals

England international Gary Cahill is set to depart from Chelsea on a free transfer, with the west London side allowing the former English international to join Fulham, the reports say.

According to Pete O’Rourke of Football Insider, the long-serving Blues defender will make the move to the Blues West London rivals on a free transfer.

Maurizio Sarri’s side are allowing Cahill to leave on a free thanks to his seven seasons of service to Chelsea, after joining from English outfit Bolton Wanderers back in 2012.

Fulham initially wanted a loan deal for the central defender but were unable to because of having two loans from other Premier League sides this campaign in Arsenal’s star Calum Chambers and Timothy Fosu Mensah from 20-times Englis champions Manchester United.

Cahill’s professional career at the Blues looks set to end, with the central defender having a long and successful time at West London.

At the Blues, Gary picked up UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League medals, whilst also winning two league trophies with Chelsea. This campaign, the centre-back has made 7 appearances for Chelsea thus far.