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Wage snag to Blues' Cahill deal

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says the Blues and transfer target Gary Cahill are "miles apart" as they try to thrash out personal terms.

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ProjectVulcan2360d ago

How much could Cahill realistically demand? The guy is supposed to be a cheap and quick signing for Chelsea, not a world class big name. He is probably demanding at least 80k a week to put him line with the other players at Chelsea. Overpaying players for years gets you this. Chelsea can only blame themselves.

So he has demanded a massive wage well over and above what Chelsea would have expected from a player of his stature. Maybe they thought he would just take 50k or something happily as its a leap over his current wage. I am a little surprised Chelsea would find a problem with his wages but seemingly they want to play hardball more rather than just flashing the cash.