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Chelsea transfer news: John Terry wanted in China by Shanghai Shenhua boss and former Blues teammate Gus Poyet

Stamford Bridge legend moving on when contract expires this summer and Poyet is confident about chances of landing him

GUS POYET claims there is a “great possibility” of former teammate John Terry joining him in the Chinese Super League.

The Uruguayan tactician is forging a career in the Far East as boss of super-rich Shanghai Shenhua and is desperate to land Terry when the Chelsea captain’s contract expires.

John Terry could be set for a move to China when his Chelsea contract expires

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John Terry could be set for a move to China when his Chelsea contract expires

The pair played together for four years at Stamford Bridge but could now be set for a reunion on the other side of the world, with ex-Manchester United, Manchester City and West Ham striker Carlos Tevez already at the club.


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Terry is sure to be inundated with offers once his Blues deal is up, with a number of Premier League teams including Swansea and Bournemouth reportedly interested.

But Poyet is confident he can lure the veteran defender to China, telling TalkSport: “It is a great opportunity for him and for all the teams here [in China], including us.

Gus Poyet is confident of luring JT to Shanhai Shenhua

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Gus Poyet is confident of luring JT to Shanhai Shenhua
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Carlos Tevez already plays for the super-rich Chinese club

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Carlos Tevez already plays for the super-rich Chinese club

“The latest change of the quantity of foreigners on the pitch stops some clubs from bringing in defenders, but we are talking about a special one.

“It is a great possibility that China will be one of the possible destinations for John Terry in the future.

Terry is sure to be inundated with offers this summer

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Terry is sure to be inundated with offers this summer

Terry has won plenty of silverware during his time at Chelsea

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Terry has won plenty of silverware during his time at Chelsea

“He has had a great career. He is going to be remembered forever. He is a great captain and he has done everything for the club.

“It is a very difficult decision whether to stay in England or go abroad. I would like him not to play in the Premier League for another club – maybe I’m a little bit selfish.”

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