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Galatasaray target move for John Terry

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Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini has made John Terry his main transfer target when the window reopens in the new year, reports the Daily Mail.

The Chelsea captain is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to be offered an extension by Jose Mourinho.

Mancini wants to take advantage of Mourinho's indecision by offering Terry a new lease of life in the Turkish Super League, but is yet to convince Gala officials that the 32-year-old is worth the trouble.

Terry seemed to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge last season, starting only 11 Premier League games under Roberto Di Matteo and Rafa Benitez. But since the return of Mourinho, Terry has returned to the heart of the team and has so far started every league game this season.

However, due to the club's over-30 policy, Terry won't be offered more than a one-year extension to his current deal - something Mancini hopes to take advantage of.

The same goes for Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard, who are both out of contract in the summer after agreeing one year extensions last term.

Although reportedly willing to match Terry's £150,000-a-week wages Mancini faces a huge struggle to convince the former England skipper to leave Stamford Bridge.

Last month, Terry claimed that he owes everything in his football career to Mourinho, hinting he would never turn his back on the Special One.

"My career is where it is because of this man sitting next to me. I’m very proud to be working with him again," he told reporters.

"When it was announced that Jose was coming back, from the word go I was excited. With the injuries I had last year, I needed to hit the ground running and come back fit. So I came back a week early for pre-season and made sure I was ready."

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