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Cahill has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
The 32 year old has made just one substitute appearance in the Premier League all season under the Italian and last month revealed that he would have to leave in January if things did not improve.
Express Sport understands that Chelsea will not now stand in Cahill’s way if the right offer comes in and the Champions League winner is now set to leave on loan in January, with a permanent departure now on the cards at the end of this season.
Manchester United, Southampton, West Ham, his boyhood club Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday are all interested in the centre-back, who has been squeezed out by the form of Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz at Chelsea.
West Ham made an offer for Cahill, who retired from international football after last summer’s World Cup having won 61 caps for England, in the close season that was rebuffed.
In September Cahill said: “I don’t want to jump the gun, but as things stand at this time, probably, yes [I might have to leave in January].
“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.”
Chelsea have continued to battle at the top of the league, although the draw against Everton saw them drop two points behind Liverpool and four behind leaders Manchester City.
“First of all the team’s doing well which is the most important thing,” Cahill added.
“Whether that [when he returned after the summer] would have changed anything, who knows? It was the latest I’ve ever been back.
“So there’s no arguments from my point of view, hence why I’ve not seen him [Sarri].”