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