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Galatasaray Deny Terry Move

Former England captain, John Terry has been warming the bench for far more often for his liking under former interim manager Rafael Benitez. The Spaniard preferred Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill as his first-choice defensive pairing, with Terry fourth-choice behind David Luiz.

There may be tougher days ahead for the centre-back since rumours have been surfacing that talk about Roman Abramovich handing the captain’s armband to Luiz in order to make him the new leader at Stamford Bridge.

The Russian billionaire has a policy of doling out only one-year rolling contracts for players aged above 30 and the 32-year-old Terry falls in this bracket. His contract is set to expire at the end of next season and it seemed that he may be forced to move abroad this summer to get more match time under his belt.

Galatasaray were reportedly monitoring Terry’s situation at the club and were interested in bringing another big name to Turkey, following the arrival of Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder in January. However, as reported by Metro, they have denied any interest in the defender and insisted they will not make a move for the Englishman.

The report states that Bulent Tulun, sporting director at Gala, claimed Terry is not on their radar. The Turkish outfit were also rumoured to be eyeing a move for another Premier League player, Kolo Toure, but Tulun denied a move for him as well.

According to BBC’s Simon Austin, who tweeted, “Spoke to sporting director of Galatasaray – says not interested in signing John Terry from cfc despite reports. Not mcfc Kolo Toure either.”

The Champions League quarter-finalists are instead looking for defenders from the French league to defend their crown ahead of next season.

It may not be all gloom and doom for Terry, who may still have a big future at the Bridge. Chelsea are set to re-appoint their former manager and self-styled ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho, who views Terry as an important member of his squad.

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