Chelsea legend John Terry looks set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season with no new contract on the table for the Blues icon, as reported by the BBC.
The 35-year-old, who joined the west London club as a 14-year-old, has said he would love to stay at Chelsea, but may have to see out his playing days elsewhere as the Premier League giants move in a new direction.
Terry believes he still has plenty to offer at the highest level and wants to play on for another couple of years, but he has ruled out the possibility of pulling on the shirt of another Premier League club.
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With his future suddenly cast into serious doubt, where could Mr Chelsea move to before eventually hanging up his boots?
New York City
The former England captain has previously expressed an interest in coming to the MLS if he is unable to finish his career at Chelsea, and the chance of a reunion with Frank Lampard is sure to sweeten the deal.
The ex-Blues midfielder is not the only big-name player Terry would join at New York City, with David Villa and Andrea Pirlo also on the books at the joint-newest MLS expansion team.
Likewise, a move to the L.A Galaxy would see Terry join forces with former England internationals Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole in addition to Giovanni dos Santos and Robbie Keane.
The Western Conference side might not have quite the same pulling power as New York City in terms of superstar names, but they certainly have the bank balance to provide significant financial compensation for his services.
Jiangsu Suning have been leading the way this winter as the Chinese Super League seeks to make its mark on the global football scene.
The Dan Petrescu-led club has poached Ramires from Stamford Bridge this January and are showing no signs of easing up in the transfer market, with reports suggesting they are also eyeing off on-loan Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao.
Jiangsu Suning clearly have the ambition – and cash – to lure players from big European clubs, and it will be interesting to see how the Chinese side has progressed by the time Terry comes to a decision on his future.
The prospect of playing under another Chelsea legend in Gianfranco Zola at a club with plenty of financial resources is sure to tempt Terry at the very least.
The Italian, who has been at the helm of the Qatari side since July 2015, has previously publicised an interest in managing his former Blues teammate as he seeks to add a star player to his squad.
Terry would likely earn an eye-watering salary playing for Al-Arabi, but it could be difficult for the Qatar Stars League club to persuade the veteran defender to move to the desert nation based on financial reward alone.
Finally, the decorated Chelsea skipper could yet remain at Stamford Bridge after a club spokesperson insisted his departure should not be considered a certainty.
"John was advised that while no new deal was currently on the table, that situation could change in the coming months.”
Terry, who remains one of the first names on the Chelsea team sheet alongside Gary Cahill or Kurt Zouma in the centre of defence, has shown no signs of losing his influence on a side that has been criticised for its lack of leaders during what has been an awful season to date.
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