Gary Cahill rejects Crystal Palace contract offer amid links to Rangers - report
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Gary Cahill rejects Crystal Palace contract offer amid links to Rangers - report

Rangers-linked Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill has reportedly rejected a contract offer at Selhurst Park due to his high wage demands.

According to Tom Barclay of the Sun, Cahill’s current wage demands are “too high” for the Premier League club.

Rangers were linked to the ex-Chelsea centre-back by the Sun who claimed the Gers would be willing to spend up to £35k per week to bring the defender to Glasgow.

At 35, Cahill is still extremely fit and has vast experience at Premier League and Champions League level.

This may be seen as attractive to Rangers as they look to make it to the Champions League group stages this season.

But given the Gers’ substantial resources at centre-back, the notion the club would splash out on signing the 35-year-old defender on high wages seemed fanciful.

Rangers already have the likes of Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, Leon Balogun, Jack Simpson, Nikola Katic and George Edmundson at the club.

As things stand Rangers may be better suited trying to thin this area of the squad out as opposed to bulking it up with more expensive options.

Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill has rejected a new contract at Selhurst Park but how realistic are those links to Rangers? (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Cahill has played for four clubs in the English top-flight – Aston Villa, Bolton, Chelsea and Crystal Palace – racking up a whopping 394 appearances, contributing to 103 clean sheets and scoring 28 goals.

The defender – who has 61 England caps – has two Premier League, one Champions League and two Europa League medals to his name.

Speaking of talented English defenders, Rangers are reportedly relaxed surrounding the situation concerning their resident defensive talisman as his contract runs down.