According to the Premier League’s official retained list, reported Derby County target Gary Cahill is one of 22 players set to leave Crystal Palace this summer.

Palace are set for a massive overhaul with Roy Hodgson departing the club.

Among those set to leave at the end of their contract is Cahill.

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The former Chelsea defender arrived at Selhurst Park in 2019. He was a regular in his first season in South London before featuring more sporadically this past year.

Cahill, 35, still has another year or two to offer.

And according to The Athletic last month, Derby are considering a move for him.

The Rams head into the summer transfer window desperately short on defenders.

 

George Edmundson, Teden Mengi and Matt Clarke have all returned to their parent clubs after loan spells, while Curtis Davies and Andre Wisdom are out of contract this summer.

Derby are currently on course to enter pre-season without a single recognised senior defender on their books. Moreover, finances to strengthen the squad could be limited.

Mel Morris is still seeking to sell the club while EFL charges are ongoing.

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Derby boss Wayne Rooney has a massive job on his hands, with the former Manchester United man calling on the club to sort themselves out after their final day escape.

Cahill may not be a long-term solution. However, he could certainly plug a hole at Pride Park and his experience would be invaluable for the young players coming through.

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