Though Chelsea fans might be retaining hope that John Terry might stick around under a new manager, the legendary defender does not appear to be entertaining the notion and has not backed down from his previous comments that this would be his last year at Stamford Bridge. One possible path Terry was expected to pursue – the Chinese Super League – appears to have been quickly shut down by the Chelsea captain.
According to the Express, John Terry has turned down a lucrative offer from the Chinese league in favor of a move to either Major League Soccer (MLS) or the Qatar Stars League. Per the source, the offer was believed to be in the area of £20 million for a single year of football.
MLS currently features a crop of rising talents along with many familiar faces from his European football days: Chelsea teammates Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, England teammates Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole, international foes David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Patrick Viera.
Qatar Stars League outfit Al-Arabi SC are currently managed by Terry’s former teammate Gianfranco Zola, and the salaries are rather lucrative too.
Terry announced that the 2015-16 season would be his final year at Chelsea after stating that the club had refused to give him a new contract beyond this year.
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