By Daniel Feliciano

14th Sep, 2022 | 1:10pm

Rangers want to sign free agent Gary Cahill ahead of Championship interest

Rangers are interested in signing 36-year-old free agent Gary Cahill to boost their defensive issues, according to journalist Owen O’Brien.

The Gers lost Calvin Bassey and Leon Balogun in the summer while long-term injured defender Nikola Katic also left the club permanently, while they signed John Souttar and Ben Davies as replacements.

But this season the light blues have struggled defensively and free agent Cahill has emerged as an option for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, who is also attracting interest from Championship clubs.

“Sources have confirmed that Coventry City are among a number of Championship clubs interested in a deal for former Chelsea defender, Gary Cahill,” he said on his Medium site.

“The 36yo has genuine interest from a number of clubs with the second tier, and is considering his next move, but is in no immediate rush.

“Understand Rangers are also interested in a potential deal, if his terms are reasonable.”

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What “reasonable” terms represents is totally subjective, but this could potentially be a shrewd bit of business from Rangers if they choose to get it done.

At set pieces the team have struggled massively this season and Cahill would certainly help that, with his best attributes always being his aerial presence and his ability to play out from the back.

Being so experienced, having won the Champions League and two Premier League titles with Chelsea in his career, he is sure to add plenty of know how and quality to the team.

He is obviously way past his best at this point, being 36 years-old, but he wouldn’t need to play every game and just having his experience in the dressing room could be a huge boost to a side trying to become serial winners.

Cahill could be tempted by Champions League football over playing in the Championship and it could be a great short term option for the club.

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