Chelsea legend rejects three offers as he turns down £200k-a-week contract to stay

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Chelsea defender John Terry has reportedly snubbed three offers from MLS sides as he intends on seeing the season out at Stamford Bridge.

The 36-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season, and it’s widely expected that it will be his last as a player for the Blues before moving on to coaching or a different role at the club.

However, according to The Daily Star, he has options to extend his playing career if he wishes, with LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Orlando City all interested in acquiring his services.

It doesn’t look as though he’s keen though, as the report claims that he’s turned all three down as he wants to see out his contract at Chelsea and win a fifth league title before calling time on his spell with the club.

With the new MLS season starting next month, all three sides are eager to bolster their defensive options with the former England international who has struggled for playing time this season.

With just nine appearances to his name in all competitions given Antonio Conte has settled on a preferred back three of David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta, it’s highly unlikely that Terry will be extending his playing career any further at Chelsea.

However, it doesn’t look as though he’s going to accept a lucrative move to the US either, as it’s claimed in the report that he could bag a £500,000 signing-on fee plus a deal worth £200,000-a-week if he were to join an MLS side.

Given that he reportedly took a £90,000-a-week pay cut when signing a new deal with Chelsea last summer, that should be an appealing offer.

Nevertheless, it’s reiterated that he has no intention of leaving before June, but it remains to be seen what he decides to do at the end of the season as an exit from his beloved Chelsea is probably the last thing he wants to see happen.

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