Chelsea captain John Terry is reported to be considering his options beyond the end of this season, and the centre-back could be offered a route out of Stamford Bridge by Turkish duo Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.
According to The Independent, the future of Terry remains undecided and he may yet to choose to leave Chelsea, a place where his influence is fading, this summer rather than when his contract expires at the end of next term.
Both Galatasaray and Fenerbahce have been credited with interest in the 32-year-old, and a move to Istanbul would appear to be most likely should Terry opt to leave Chelsea.
Terry would find himself reunited with former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba were he to move to Galatasaray, and the influence of the Ivorian may play a significant role in the decision making of the ex-England defender.
Drogba joined the Super Lig leaders during the January transfer window following a failed stint in China with Shanghai Shenhua, and the 35-year-old was joined at the Turk Telecom Arena by Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder.
Terry's £150,000-a-week salary would not be a problem for Galatasaray, shown in the acquisitions of Drogba and Sneijder, nor would it be an issue for fierce rivals Fernerbahce, were the Blues legend to opt for a move to the Şükrü Saracoğlu.
Fernerbahce have too proven their financial clout in recent times, and count among their number former Premier League stars Raul Meireles - formerly of Chelsea - and Dirk Kuyt.
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