BOURNEMOUTH boss Eddie Howe is closing in on mega-money deals for experienced Premier League duo John Terry and Jermain Defoe.
The south-coast club are set to offer each star in excess of £100,000-a-week to lure them to the Vitality Stadium for the 2017-18 season.
JT has already agreed to leave Stamford Bridge following a glittering 20 years in the first-team.
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Meanwhile, Defoe can leave the Black Cats this summer thanks to a clause in his contract, freeing him from the deal should the side be relegated.
According to the Daily Mirror, former England captain Terry has been offered a two-year deal worth around £130,000-a-week, plus add-ons, despite being 36-years-old.
Meanwhile Defoe, 34, has also been offered a two-year deal worth over £100,000 per week, with an option to extend it further.
Howe is very confident in landing both players on a free this summer – hoping their experience could help push his squad to the next level.
Terry revealed earlier this season he would be leaving Chelsea in order to play more first-team football.
Defoe on the other hand has been flying for already-relegated Sunderland and having only just forced his way back into the England set-up will be hoping to stay in the Premier League.
The former Tottenham forward previously played for the Cherries, between 2000 and 2001, while on-loan from West Ham.