Gianfranco Zola offers John Terry a Chelsea escape

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John Terry has been offered one last lucrative pay day by Qatari club Al Arabi as his future at Chelsea remains shrouded in doubt, reports the Mirror.

The centre-back is out of contract at the end of the season and, judging by his form so far, is unlikely to be given an extension by Jose Mourinho.

Having lost five of their opening ten Premier League games, no player at Chelsea can claim to have had a fine campaign, but Terry has been scapegoated more than most.


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Mourinho made the decision to drop the 34-year-old after a string of poor performances, preferring to play Kurt Zouma alongside Gary Cahill.

An injury to Branislav Ivanovic has seen Terry start Chelsea's last four games, but results have failed to improve.

Contact already made

Should Chelsea decide not to extend his £150,000-a-week contract, the former England captain will have to make a big decision over his future. Al Arabi are set to make that decision just a little bit harder.

The Qatari outfit have already had third-party intermediaries contact Terry's representatives to ask if he would be interested in finishing off his career in the same country that will controversially host the 2022 World Cup.

Plenty of offers

Al Arabi's bid to bring Terry to the Middle East is boosted by the presence of Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola, who took charge in the summer.

Turkish club Fenerbahce have a longstanding interest in the centre-back and are likely to make Terry a lucrative offer of their own.

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