Liverpool are being linked with a surprise move for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.
The England international has not featured for the Premier League champions since December and is said to be fearful of losing his place in the squad ahead of Euro 2016 this Summer.
Cahill was a regular under former manager Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, but interim coach Guus Hiddink has so far preferred a combination of veteran John Terry and young French international Kurt Zouma.
With Liverpool suffering continuing defensive issues, Jürgen Klopp has been linked with making a surprise swoop for Cahill this month and the Reds are favourites with the bookies as Cahill’s next club.
Everton and Manchester United are next in the running, should the former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers man make a shock exit from the London club this month.
He doesn’t face fierce competition at international level, but Roy Hodgson does have other options and generally prefers his players to be featuring regularly for their club side.
John Stones and Chris Smalling are many people’s favourites to be the defensive pairing for England in France this Summer and Cahill faces competition from Everton’s Phil Jagielka and Smalling’s Manchester United team-mate Phil Jones for a spot in the squad.
A move to Anfield would surely interest Cahill should he decide to make an exit from Chelsea as he would be likely to claim a regular spot in the side.