It would be fair to say that there have been countless rumours over John Terry in recent weeks, with many suggesting that the Blues are completely dissatisfied with their skipper following his recent FA charge. However, after one of the latest reports linked him with a move to Spain, the club have been firm and immediately insisted that such speculation is untrue.
Alarm bells were ringing when a Spanish agent named Francois Gallardo claimed that Terry was unhappy at Stamford Bridge and wanted to leave. The same man also went on to say that Valencia were in pole position to sign the former England captain and talks had been ongoing for over two weeks. He said, “Valencia are negotiating, and I am involved in person. The offer is on his table. The player is out of contract in June and will not renew there for several reasons at Chelsea and he wants to come to Spain. He asked to leave. It’s real. This has been going on for 15 days and two meetings have already took place. I think he will accept.”
As soon as these reports came to light, a club spokesperson got in touch with the press and insisted that the comments were “nonsense”.
Of course, it would certainly appear very unlikely to be in true in the first place, with the club supporting Terry right up until the point he decided not to contest the FA charge. While he was then handed a hefty fine, thought to be the largest ever handed to a Chelsea player, the management team have at least kept their confidence behind him by not removing him as club captain. Moreover, it’s also clear that he is still a key player for Roberto Di Matteo, after featuring for the club in the Champions League on Tuesday.