West Ham plot shock marquee signing as Olympic Park era dawns

West Ham United are weighing up a shock move for Chelsea captain John Terry, according to the Brentwood Gazette.

The Blues skipper is expected to call an end to his illustrious career at Stamford Bridge at the expiration of his contract when this season ends.

While a move to the MLS, as the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole have down towards the end of their careers is most likely, the Hammers reportedly retain an interest.

Hierarchy in East London are said to be chasing a marquee signing to mark their move from Upton Park to the Olympic Park at the end of the season.

With the club chasing European football, they are understood to have earmarked the former England captain as an ideal arrival to help them prosper within continental competition.

Harry Redknapp, a legend with the Irons, is said to be urging Slaven Bilic to make a move for the 35-year old.