Mourinho favourite to reunite with Chelsea star at Man United

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill, but they’re likely to face stiff competition from elsewhere.

With Antonio Conte believed to have his doubts about the 30-year-old’s place in his system, Cahill could be open to a move, with United the 4/1 favourites for his signature.

The experienced centre-back endured a miserable afternoon when Chelsea lost 3-0 to Arsenal, but while he may not be the toast of Stamford Bridge right now, there’s no doubt many managers hold the former Aston Villa man in high esteem.

While Jose Mourinho has the benefit of two-and-a-half years coaching the classy centre-back, the Red Devils are only slight favourites to snap him up, with Everton hot on their heels at 9/2.

A trio of Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester City are all priced up at 5s. The 11 goals the Foxes have already shipped in the Premier League point to Ranieri adding a centre-back sooner rather than later, but there’s a solid chance Cahill will remain in London.

Meanwhile, it’s 12/1 that the Dronfield-born defender heads just north of Old Trafford to rejoin former club Bolton Wanderers.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “Mourinho could be set to splash the cash once again to reunite with the England star, but may face a bidding war with the Premier League big boys.”

Man United are next in action on Sunday, as they welcome Stoke to Old Trafford, with 1/3 for a home win and 15/2 for a repeat of last season’s 3-0 scoreline.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing