Monaco Set To Lauch £7m John Terry Bid After Jose Mourinho Drops Chelsea Exit Hint

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Chelsea skipper could be set for move to France.

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Monaco are readying a bid of £7million to Chelsea for their defender and captain John Terry, who may not have a future at the club under Jose Mourinho next season.

The Metro claims that big-spending French club fancy their chances of luring the former England captain away from Stamford Bridge, after Mourinho’s quotes in the Sun suggest he may not see Terry as first choice anymore.

The 32-year-old enjoys legendary status among the club’s fans, but injury problems in recent years have seen him become more of a fringe player, especially with the improvement of the likes of Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic in defence.

Mourinho, who completed his return to Chelsea from Real Madrid earlier this week, enjoyed a good relationship with Terry in his first spell in charge, but appears to be targeting a number of new centre-backs in the summer transfer window, having been linked with big-money moves for young French duo Raphael Varane and Eliaquim Mangala.

Terry has previously been linked with Turkish giants Galatasaray, but it appears that Monaco are stepping up their interest in him, and could reunite him with his old defensive partner at Chelsea, Ricardo Carvalho, a recent signing from Real Madrid.

Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri, also formerly of Chelsea, was also keen to bring Frank Lampard to the club this summer, before the 34-year-old signed a one-year extension to his contract at Stamford Bridge.

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