Galatasaray to test Terry’s resolve to stay at Chelsea

Turkish champions Galatasaray could be set to test Chelsea captain John Terry’s resolve to stay at Stamford Bridge with a guarantee of first team football, reports The Guardian.

Terry has recently spoken out on his future, admitting that the uncertainty of being offered a new deal at Chelsea can take its toll, but the former England defender vowed to stay on at Chelsea, even if it was as a fringe player.

He did also admit, however, that he could leave Chelsea, but stated he would not want to play for another Premier League club.

Terry’s current contract, which sees him earn £160k-per-week from the club, expires at the end of next season and no talks have begun on an extension, nor has any confirmation been offered to him as to the club’s plans.

Galatasaray are thought to be prepared to match the defender’s current deal as well as offer him the first team football he has lacked this season.

While a portion of this absence has been due to injuries and suspension, Terry has effectively seen himself relegated to third or fourth choice defender under the management of former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez.

Benitez’s departure from the club in the summer, however, could offer Terry hope of a revitalization in his Chelsea career, particularly with the expected appointment of the returning Jose Mourinho in the summer.

Terry worked with Mourinho during the Portuguese’s first spell at Chelsea, and the 50-year-old is believed to be keen to keep the defender at the club when he returns, notably for stability’s sake.

The Guardian also claims that the Turkish outfit would be prepared to test the club with an £8m offer, and a deal could see him reunite with former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba at the T

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