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Bridge thought Gary Cahill was going to sign a new Crystal Palace contract

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Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge thought that Gary Cahill was going to sign a new contract at Crystal Palace this summer.

The 35-year-old contract ran out at Selhurst Park at the end of last season, and Cahill has signed a one-year deal with Championship club AFC Bournemouth.

Cahill has made 564 career appearances, scoring 45 goals and assisting a further 17 goals for his teammates, with the centre-back featuring for Crystal Palace on 20 occasions in the Premier League last term.

Cahill has had a very successful career, winning two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two Europa Leagues, one Champions League, and one League Cup.

Michael Bridge thought that Cahill was going to stay at Crystal Palace this season, telling This is Futbol: “I thought he was going to sign a new contract and I knew the Palace players who weren’t and the Palace players that were going to sign, and I reported that Cahill was going to be one of them.”

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has been active in the transfer market this summer with four new players arriving at Selhurst Park, as Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Michael Olise and Jacob Montes all put pen to paper on deals with the Eagles.

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