West Brom Boss Hints At Fresh John Terry Approach

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis has dropped a major hint that the club may try to persuade John Terry for a summer move at the end of this season, having made an enquiry about the Chelsea captain in January.

Terry has featured only once in the Premier League for Chelsea since September and his current contract expires after this campaign.

Yesterday some reports claimed the 36-year-old defender may consider joining another Premier League rivals and that he received an offer from Albion in January, with Stoke and Bournemouth also said to have made him transfer target.

When questioned about the link with Terry Pulis said: “I’ve always thought he was a good player.

“It was just finding out what the situation was and then it was whether we moved on it or we didn’t.

“There was more than one player we enquired about in January. You’ve mentioned John, but there was most probably three or four others of that ilk that we were enquiring about — and I think enquiry is the word.

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“There was no approach made, it was just finding out what the situation was, and the situation was that John wanted to stay at Chelsea.

“I think he wanted to be there and stay there and be part of going out as a champion.

“If he becomes available in the summer we’ll sit down then and have a little think about what we’ve got and what we haven’t got and then we’ll take it from there.”

Pulis in his defence currently has the likes of 37-year-old centre-back Gareth McAuley, who is on the brink of signing a new deal.

And when it was put to him that Terry would fit in well considering his preference for experienced players, Pulis said: “That is for the summer, not now, and whether the situation changes, or whether other people are involved, or whether he signs another contract at Chelsea.

“We’ll have to wait and see.”


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