Breaking news this evening from Sky Sports, finally sees confirmation of Chelsea defender Gary Cahill joining Fulham on loan until the end of the season.

The Chelsea captain has 6 months left on his current deal with the club, who have agreed to let him go on loan despite still being contracted at Stamford Bridge.

Cahill has fallen out of favour with Maurizio Sarri this season, and opts to move for more regular first team football.

Having won it all at Chelsea football club, the former Bolton and England player will be respectfully thanked by the Chelsea faithful, who most will have appreciated the efforts of the club captain.

The deal is expected to be officially announced soon.

Simon Phillips