‘Terry could leave Chelsea for Manchester United’

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Ex-Blues coach Ray Wilkins, who played for both clubs, believes that the veteran defender could look to reunite with Jose Mourinho should he keep being overlooked by Antonio Conte.

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Chelsea captain John Terry could join Manchester United if he does not get more games for the Blues, says his former first-team coach, Ray Wilkins.

The ex-England skipper has struggled to regain his place in Antonio Conte’s team after coming back from an ankle ligament injury suffered against Swansea City in September.

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And despite reported interest from several Chinese Super League clubs, Wilkins, who made over 300 appearances combined for both clubs, believes that Terry’s next destination is more likely to be a bit closer to home – with his old boss, Jose Mourinho, potentially interested in a reunion.

“I couldn’t agree more [that Terry will snub a move to China],” he told talkSPORT. “I don’t think China will be on John’s radar.

“What about Old Trafford? He’s not playing for Chelsea but I think he still has plenty to offer. There will be someone out there who would love to have him.”

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It looked as though Terry would leave Chelsea last summer after talks over a new contract no longer appeared likely but, to some surprise, in May the club legend agreed a deal to stay until the end of the 2016-17 season.

But with Conte switching to a more fluid three-man defence, it may be that the centre-back’s trophy-filled era at Chelsea could finally be coming to an end.

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