By Paddy Kenny

19th Aug, 2021 | 3:00pm

Medical underway: Cahill backed to pull late Rangers U-turn after big-money contract reveal - Kenny

Gary Cahill could take up a player-coach role at Rangers if he pulls a late U-turn and joins them over his southern suitors.

That is the view of ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 35-year-old free agent defender.

This site revealed on 17 August that Rangers face losing out on Cahill as he weighs up offers from Southampton and Bournemouth.

Southampton have offered Steven Gerrard’s former England teammate a one-year, £35,000-a-week deal, while Bournemouth are offering £20,000-a-week over two years.

Football Insider has learned he is undergoing a medical with the Cherries today (19 August) even though Rangers have offered a similar salary.

Rangers registered their interest in the ex-Crystal Palace man earlier in the window but are unable to match the spending power of their English rivals.

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But Kenny claims that the veteran defender would be a hit if he has a late change of heart and chooses to pursue a less lucrative pay packet at Ibrox.

“It could work really well for Rangers if changes his mind and makes a late U-turn, it could happen,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“I think it would be a good signing for the player and the club. It could be a player-coach role like Defoe’s got.

“He is coming to the back end of his career and he’d be going to a Rangers team that can expect to win most weeks.

“Having experienced players like that around is good for everybody at the club.

“They can show the younger ones how it’s done. You always need that balance between youth and experience.”

In other news, Rangers sale of Alfredo Morelos could be “done and dusted” after update via BBC.