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13th Sep 2018

John Terry considering Chelsea offer after Spartak Moscow deal fell through

The former Chelsea player could be set for a return to the club where he spent for almost two decades after his Spartak Moscow move fell through

Reuben Pinder

The former Chelsea captain could be headed back to Stamford Bridge

John Terry could be set for a return to Chelsea after his proposed move to Spartak Moscow fell through.

The defender was set to join the Russian club on a free transfer after leaving Aston Villa, but at the last minute decided to pull the plug on the move despite having undergone a medical.

He took to Instagram to explain that after considerable thought, he had reached the conclusion that he could not move his family to Russia.

But Terry is not ready to give up football altogether, and while he still on the lookout for a potential move as a player, Chelsea have reportedly offered him a coaching role.

If the 37-year-old is not offered the right playing contract, he will almost certainly take Chelsea up on the offer to join their coaching staff. His managerial ambitions are well known, and where better to begin than the club where he is universally adored?

If he does return to Chelsea, he will join fellow Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola on the coaching team, after the Italian was appointed Maurizio Sarri’s assistant in the summer.