Sven talks up Chelsea star’s potential move to China

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has stated that Chelsea skipper John Terry is a target for the ever-improving Chinese Super League.

A host of notable players have been drawn to the Asian country over recent months, with the likes of Alex Teixeira, Jackson Martinez and Ezequiel Lavezzi picking up lucrative deals to head East.

Terry is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and has revealed recently that the outgoing Premier League champions do not intend to extend terms with him.

The former England captain is likely to move overseas and see out his playing days abroad, with every chance that he could be tempted by a switch to China.

Eriksson has stated that talk of Terry heading to China has been increasing and that there was a real possibility that the move could happen.

“There is a lot of talk about John Terry in China. He has been one of the greatest defenders in the world for the last 15 years,” the Swede told The Sun.

“He is still doing very well and has a lot to offer. He is one of the most recognisable players in world football.

“Chinese teams are looking for these big players. Great teams need great leaders.

“They do not come much better than John Terry. With his skill, his experience, he would be great in China, I have no doubt about that.”

Terry looks likely to finish his final season trophyless, unless the Blues can win the FA Cup this term.