Galatasaray deny plans for Terry-Drogba reunion

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Galatasaray have moved to deny speculation linking them with a summer bid for Chelsea centre-back John Terry.

According to The Metro, the Turkish giants were considering a move for the 32-year-old, who has just 12 months remaining on his Chelsea contract.

The Stamford Bridge hierarchy rewarded Frank Lampard with a new one-year contract earlier this month, and reports had claimed the club were prepared to meet with Terry at the end of the season for discussions over a new deal for the skipper.

Galatasaray were reportedly ready to submit a bid for the defender, who's played a reduced role under interim boss Rafael Benitez since returning from a knee injury.

But the Turkish side's sporting director Bulent Tulun has poured cold water on the speculation, insisting Galatasaray are not interested in Terry - who could have linked up with former-Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba - or Manchester City centre-back Kolo Toure.

The Metro quotes BBC journalist Simon Austin as saying: "Spoke to the sporting director of Galatasaray - says not interested in signing John Terry from CFC despite reports.

"Not MCFC Kolo Toure either."

The report claims the Turkish champions will instead target two defenders from Ligue 1 as they look to bolster their squad for the Champions League next term.

They added Drogba and former-Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder in the January transfer window, and progressed to the quarter-finals - only to lose to Real Madrid.

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