High-profile reported Rangers target to have medical at Bournemouth today - report
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High-profile reported Rangers target to have medical at Bournemouth today - report

High-profile reported Rangers target Gary Cahill is set to have a medical at AFC Bournemouth today after agreeing one-year deal, according to Sky Sports.

Last month, the Sun reported that the Gers were eyeing up a swoop for the 35-year-old, whose Crystal Palace contract had expired.

Gary Cahill captaining Crystal Palace in a Premier League fixture against Aston Villa. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

It was suggested that the Eagles wanted him to stay on at Selhurst Park, but the former England international confirmed on Twitter on 1 August that he had left the London club.

Now, after just a few weeks as a free agent, it looks as though he’s chosen his next challenge.

Sky Sports reports that he’s agreed a one-year deal with EFL Championship club Bournemouth and will undergo a medical at some point today (Thursday).

Gerrard’s former England teammate isn’t Rangers-bound, he’s set for a medical at Bournemouth.  (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

Rangers-linked player set for Bournemouth medical

This was an interesting transfer link and there’s a clear connection between Gerrard and Cahill, given that they were teammates at international level.

However, it always seemed unlikely that he’d end up at Ibrox.

Initial reports suggested that the Gers were prepared to pay him handsomely, but it would have been a big move for the defender at this stage of his career and the manager already has plenty of options at centre-back.

It’s a slight surprise that Cahill has opted to drop to the Championship given that Premier League side Southampton were also credited with interest [The Telegraph] but perhaps the challenge of helping the Cherries back to the top flight was simply more appealing to the highly-decorated veteran.

Rangers may already be well-stocked at the back, but they have also been linked with a defender who has already played for two Glasgow clubs.