Villas Boas aiming for a reunion with Terry in China

Oli Fisher
John Terry: Wanted by Shanghai SIPG

He’s been at Chelsea since the age of 14 and made over 700 appearances for the club, but skipper John Terry could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge when the transfer window opens in January.

His destination, China. Known as the leader of Chelsea, Terry has been heavily linked with a potential re-union with Andre Villas-Boas at Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League.

The Portuguese manager was in charge of Chelsea during the 2011/12 season, but his initial three-year contract was cut short after eight months of under-achieving in the Premier League.

Villas-Boas, who has also had managerial spells at Porto and Tottenham Hotspur took over from ex-England manager Sven Goran Eriksson in China and is very keen on linking up with the 35-year-old defender, whose current contract expires at the end of this season.

Terry rejected a deal with Shanghai worth £12million-a-year as well as offers from a number of Middle-Eastern clubs two years ago, before signing a contract renewal with his beloved Chelsea.

However, since the arrival of manager Antonio Conte from Italy,  Terry has made just the seven appearances. Conte has adapted a formation of three defenders, something which he expertly delivered under the Italian national team for the last two years.

With the signings of Marcos Alonso and David Luiz, as well as the return of Kurt Zouma imminently, Terry’s future in London could soon be coming to an end.


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