This is according to Piers Morgan - the journalist, broadcaster and fanatical Arsenal fan - who asked the former England captain if he fancied a move to the Emirates Stadium following a difficult couple of weeks at Stamford Bridge.
Terry was substituted at half-time in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last month, and missed the 2-1 defeat over Crystal Palace shortly before the international break following his red card against West Brom at the Hawthorns six days earlier.
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There are now fears amongst the Chelsea faithful that the talismanic Terry, who turns 35 in December, is approaching the end of his career.
He faces a battle to win back his place in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up, but told Piers Morgan - according to a magazine screenshot obtained by 101 Great Goals - he has no interest in leaving Chelsea for another Premier League club.
Terry's conversation with Morgan
‘Now Jose doesn’t love you any more, how about a switch to Arsenal?’ Morgan claims he asked Terry, who grinned and responded: ‘Nice try…’
‘I’m serious,’ Morgan added. ‘We’ve got your old mate Petr Cech in goal, so you’d be amongst friends.’
Terry replied: ‘I couldn’t do that,’ while shaking his head. ‘I could never play for any Premier League club other than Chelsea.’
Morgan, referencing the moment Mourinho subbed Terry at half-time against Man City, then said: ‘Not even with your manager chucking you under the bus?’
‘Jose’s the best manager I’ve ever had,’ Terry is understood to have replied. ‘I’d chuck myself under a bus for him.’
Chelsea fans will love JT even more now
That’s pretty clear, then. Terry, when he is asked to leave Chelsea, is likely to either move abroad or retire.
He will not be following in the same footsteps of Cech, who lost his first-team place at Chelsea to Thibaut Courtois last season, or Frank Lampard, who spent last season on loan with Manchester City before joining up with New York City FC this summer.
And that will be music to the ears of the Chelsea faithful.
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