John Terry has turned down a move to Russian side Spartak Moscow for family reasons.
Last week Sky Sport Italia reported that the former England and Chelsea captain was in talks over a one-year deal, with the option of an extra 12 months.
The former Blues skipper- who’s got two 12-year-old twins – underwent a medical in Rome last Friday but eventually decided he won’t move to Russia to stay closer to his family, who didn’t want to move to Moscow.
He wrote on Instagram: “After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season.
They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right move for ourselves at this time.”