Galatasaray insist they will not make move for Chelsea skipper John Terry
John Terry’s Chelsea contract expires at the end of next season
Galatasaray have insisted they are not interested in a summer move for Chelsea captain John Terry, despite rumours of the Turkish champions putting in a bid for the 32-year-old.
The Blues’ skipper has found himself out of favour under interim boss Rafael Benitez since the Spaniard took charge at Stamford Bridge in November, only making rare appearances against ‘lesser’ opposition and returning to the bench for key matches.
And with just one year remaining on his Chelsea contract, the former England captain has been linked with a move away from west London, with Galatasaray believed to be keen on his signature.
But Bulent Tulun, sporting director at the Turkish side, said they are not looking to bring Terry to the Turk Telekom Arena, where he would link up with former team-mate Didier Drogba.
And Tulun also denied interest in Manchester City centre-half Kolo Toure, according to the BBC’s Simon Austin, who tweeted: ‘Spoke to sporting director of Galatasaray – says not interested in signing John Terry from cfc despite reports. Not mcfc Kolo Toure either.’
It is believed the Turkish champions are instead eyeing two central defenders from France’s Ligue 1 to bolster their squad for the coming campaign.
Terry, meanwhile, is likely to be reinstated as a key member of the Blues squad should former boss Jose Mourinho make his much anticipated return to Stamford Bridge over the summer.