Blues fans have been left stunned by Jose Mourinho’s decision to sell Player of the Year Juan Mata to Manchester United, and are likely to be further confused as to why the club’s captain appears to be being eased towards the exit door.
33-year-old Terry – whose Chelsea contract expires this summer – is yet to be offered a new deal, and has become increasingly frustrated with the situation.
While Terry would hope for a three-year deal that would see him finish his career at Stamford Bridge, sources indicate the Blues are only willing to offer a one-year-deal – and attempt to slash his current wages.
Sources close to the former England captain understand he has now become resigned to leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season – despite playing every minute of Premier League football under Mourinho this season.
He knows his next contract is likely to be his last, and is desperate to get a three year deal, with Chelsea having given little indication suggesting that is what they are willing to offer.
He has been attracting interest from big-spending Galatasaray, who Chelsea face in the last 16 of the Champions League next month.