John Terry is a target for the top two sides in China, who are looking to offer him an escape route from the racism row overshadowing his season, according to The
Shanghai Shenhua, who will see Nicolas Anelka complete his move from Chelsea today, and Guangzhou Evergrande are looking to bring big name talent from England to improve their league. The Chelsea captain is facing prosecution over alleged racist abuse towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and is also looking at the prospect of his club missing out on the Champions League. Chelsea aren’t in top form in the league and currently sit fifth in the league, not where Terry expects his side to place.
The Chelsea captain earlier this week stated that he would never leave Chelsea for any other club, but the appeal of £200,000 a week for a short-term deal could attract Terry. Shanghai are hoping the possibility of linking up with former teammate Nicolas Anelka will swing a move. Both Chinese sides are just looking to help Terry take a break from England, as the clamour over his court case escalates. Terry is also being touted by former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Paris Saint Germain and the French side have the wealth to rival the Chinese sides’ offers.
China are undergoing a football revolution and Anelka has seen the prospects, making a two year move to Shanghai on £175,000 a week. Terry is not expected to make the move to the Far East, but the prospect of earning money for a short time away from England could appeal.
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