John Terry faces £110,000-a-week pay cut at Chelsea

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Chelsea captain John Terry will be offered a one-year deal worth £60,000-a-week on Jose Mourinho's request - although it is currently unclear whether the former England skipper will accept the club's latest offer.

That's according to Sunday Times journalist Duncan Castles, who says that Terry's "ill-considered behaviour has repeatedly drawn Roman Abramovich's wrath". The 33-year-old has received his fair share of negative headlines over recent years, but has impressed everyone this season with his excellent performances alongside Gary Cahill.

The Blues' £60,000-a-week contract offer is a whopping £110,000-a-week lower than what Terry currently earns at Stamford Bridge. The talismanic centre-back would have been hoping for a more lucrative offer, and could leave the club in order to secure a better deal elsewhere. West Ham were linked with Terry at the weekend, although the Hammers are unlikely to have the financial resources to match Chelsea's offer.

Mourinho will be even more determined to keep Terry at the Bridge - for at least one more season - if Luiz joins Barcelona this summer. Reports in Spain today suggest the Brazil international has been granted permission by Mourinho to join the Catalan giants after the World Cup.

Young French centre-back Kurt Zouma, however, will be a defensive option for Mourinho next season. The 19-year-old signed for the Blues in January before spending the rest of the 2013/14 campaign back on loan with Saint-Etienne.

Terry is still loved by the Chelsea supporters, who will have their fingers crossed that the club legend will put pen-to-paper on the one-year contract extension. But, along with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, the veteran centre-back could leave Stamford Bridge in the forthcoming weeks if he decides the offer is not good enough.

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