Date: 19th January 2019 at 11:18am
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Apart from the signing of Ryan Babel, the former Liverpool winger, the January transfer window incoming dealings have been slow to get started.

This weekend, Fulham welcome high-flying Tottenham Hotspur to Craven Cottage, it’s a fixture that, if we are to be brutally honest, see our aspirations of retaining our Premier League status dealt another huge blow.

I’m fearful that Tottenham’s adventurous attacking football, even with the injured Harry Kane missing, will be too much for our fragile defence.

I had hoped that defensive reinforcements would have been on board by now, but that doesn’t appear to be so with one target, Gary Cahill, according to the local media source, Football London, having, according to our manager Claudio Ranieri, doubts about making the move from Chelsea to Fulham.

At 33-years-of-age, Cahill would bring the experience and leadership needed to stiffen up our defence, but it appears that after a career whereby he’s challenged for honours, fighting for Premier league survival might not be the way he wishes to end his career.

Sad but true, I guess.

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