Manchester City are being linked with a surprise move for Chelsea captain John Terry this summer.
The Daily Mirror reports how the Citizens are monitoring the former England international's situation closely, with the 33-year-old set to be out of contract in west London at the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho is keen to keep Terry at Stamford Bridge, but can only offer the influential skipper a one-year deal as is policy from the club's hierarchy for all players over the age of 30.
Recent speculation has suggested that the centre-back will be offered significantly reduced terms, which could lead to a surprise departure at the end of the campaign.
According to the Daily Mail, Terry would form a solid partnership alongside Vincent Kompany at the heart of Manchester City's defence, and could be convinced to join Manuel Pellegrini's revolution at the Etihad Stadium providing he is offered a longer, more lucrative contract.
The Chelsea veteran has been a rock at the back for the Blues this campaign, having been handed more regular action since Mourinho returned as manager last summer.
However, unless Chelsea improve their current offer to retain his services, Terry could turn out for a rival Premier League team in 2014/15.