Gianfranco Zola wants to take Chelsea captin John Terry to Al Arabi where the Chelsea legend is manager, according to the Daily Mirror.
Zola, widely regarded as Chelsea’s greatest ever player, reportedly wants to persuade the former England captain to see out his career in the Middle East with the Qatari club where he has recently taken over as manager.
Terry, 34, has had a troubled start to the season, as have his teammates generally, and has been left out of the squad on more than one occasion, as well as being substituted at half-time of Chelsea 3-0 loss to Manchester City in August.
With his contract due to expire at the end of the season there is the real possibility that Chelsea’s most successful skipper could leave the club. He is yet to be offered a new deal despite playing every one of Chelsea’s matches last season as the Blues regained the Premiership title.
Terry has been courted by Turkish club Fenerbache for some time and there were widespread rumours that he was about to leave during Rafael Benitez’ short lived tenure as Chelsea boss in 2012/13 when he was often left out of the side. It was Jose Mourinho’s arrival at the end of that season that ensured his future at Stamford Bridge but it appears that the next chapter of his career may lie elsewhere.