By Matthew Rose

John Terry could be on his way out of Chelsea to join Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, according to The Daily Mail.

The newspaper is reporting that the Blues captain, who has been with the club since 1998, is set to be offered a deal in excess of £8m-per-season to quit Stamford Bridge.

Terry has been out of favour at Chelsea this season with manager Antonio Conte preferring David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta as his defensive trio.

Given that exciting prospect Kurt Zouma is also nearing his return from injury, the chances of the defender regaining his place in the side look extremely bleak.


The 35-year-old’s current contract with the London side expires in the summer and, with the majority of his playing days behind him, the former England man may look to the deal as one final payday before retirement.

The Chinese Super League is undergoing a revolutionary stage in its history with many big name players now plying their trade in Asia.

In fact, if Terry were to make the switch, he would become teammates with former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho and ex-Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez.

Guangzhou are also managed by Luiz Felipe Scolari, who coached the defender at Chelsea for a brief spell during the 2008/09 season.

Terry, who has remarkably had a hand in 64 per cent of the trophies that Chelsea have won throughout their history, is already and ambassador for the Chinese Super League champions and a move could well materialise in the summer.

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