Swansea City boss Paul Clement has told the press that he will be talking to Chelsea skipper John Terry about a possible move to the Liberty Stadium in the summer.
The central defender is set to leave Stamford Bridge when his contract runs out at the end of the season, marking the end of a 19-year stay at the Premier League champions.
The former England captain has won five Premier League title medals as well as the same number of FA Cups during his career, but Antonio Conte has chosen not to extend the defender’s deal past the summer.
Clement spoke about Terry’s fate in his press conference and discussed the idea of Terry retiring from football. He said: “”I don’t know his thinking, whether he is going to carry on. I will have a conversation with him. I’ve known him a long time. There’s been talk in the media it could be his last game or that he will go on. Whether that is here in the Premier League, or whether that is abroad, that is all unsure at the moment.”
“I have not made the call it, going to get the season done first. He has a lot on himself, he has a big game on Sunday where he will have a great send off.”
Both the Swans and fellow Premier League side Bournemouth are reported to be interested in securing Terry’s services, as well as keen interest from the MLS and China.
Clement was also discussing the summer transfer window for his team and was quick to defend his current crop of players. He said: “I have been very happy with the squad and not see a major overhaul is required. We want to strengthen but I don’t see that worth in a lot of players. The players have played to their potential and if we can replicate that going forward we will be in a strong position.
“I don’t agree that an overhaul is needed. If the club had been relegated and only had another 12 points then that may be the case. But the players and team improved a lot, we could have 29 points from half a season. Even if it had been 20 in first half we would have had 49 points and we would have been eighth or ninth and nobody would say we would need an overhaul. So, for that reason, I agree with the chairman.”
Written by Kyle Dixon (@kyledixon95)