Chelsea may never be able to replace John Terry - Roberto Di Matteo

Joanna Estrada
June 19, 2017

According to The Mirror, John Terry is at the centre of a tug-of-war between local rivals Aston Villa and Birmingham City as they both bid to sign him.

Terry is leaving Chelsea at the end of his contract this summer after 22 years at Stamford Bridge, and is weighing up offers from several clubs against the possibility of retiring and pursuing a career in coaching. Although Chelsea won the Premier League title last season, Terry was used sparingly and he often struggled when he did feature, as demonstrated by the fact that he was successful with just 25% of the tackles that he attempted.

Redknapp confirmed that Aberdeen, Dundee and Motherwell have all made approaches for the player, while a number of others are also keen. The veteran defender is not expected to make a decision on his future until later this week at the earliest and is also considering an offer from Premier League Bournemouth, who are offering to pay him £100,000-a-week.

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo insists his former club may never find a replacement for John Terry.

Redknapp is seeking to turn Birmingham's fortunes around after a disastrous spell under Gianfranco Zola.

The signing of Terry would be Redknapp's second at Birmingham, following that of David Stockdale, per the BBC, who joined on a free transfer.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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