The 33-year-old former Chelsea centre-half, who left Stamford Bridge after seven years, has been rumoured to join a variety of clubs this summer, but it’s Roy Hodgson’s Eagles that are set to win the race for his signature.
The former England international, who won the Champions League with the Blues in his first season, would add considerable experience to Palace’s backline, having also won the League Cup, FA Cup and the Premier League on more than one occasion.
The Sun report that Cahill is keen to stay in London with his family settled in the capital, and is demanding a considerable £75,000-a-week wage packet.
Earlier in the window, Aston Villa and Arsenal had been linked with the defender, but it sounds as though Hodgson’s side will get the deal done. The Crystal Palace manager knows Cahill well from his days as England boss.
It’s been a quiet summer for Crystal Palace, but it’s set to be a big week ahead.
The future of key man Wilfried Zaha remains up in the air, with Everton reportedly interested, while a loan move for former Cardiff man Victor Camarasa is also set to go ahead.