Chelsea: Terry to delay exit; West Ham want 'keeper; transfer row with Tottenham
John Terry is set to resist offers from abroad to stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season in the hope of supporting his team in one more title challenge, claim the Telegraph. Terry reportedly has offers from the United States and Turkey on the table already but he is keen not to rush into a move after spending almost his entire career with the Blues.
The captain is still a key player for Antonio Conte, despite struggling to regain a place in the first team, but the news will be welcomed by Conte until he can add more defensive additions in January and the summer.
One player who may be allowed to depart is second choice goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who is being targeted by West Ham according to ESPN. The former Stoke ‘keeper is said to be hoping to re-establish himself as a Premier League number one after deputising for Thibaut Courtois for two seasons.
The Bosnian has only featured when Courtois has not been available and in cup competitions under Antonio Conte, with the Belgian the clear first choice between the sticks.
The Telegraph have also published reports which suggest that Chelsea had to cancel a move for starlet Nya Kirby after Tottenham threatened to report them to the FA over claims that they tapped up the player illegally. The 16-year-old is now with Crystal Palace after having the move to Stamford Bridge cancelled.
Relations between the two clubs are at a low point after Spurs attempted to block Steve Holland’s appointment as Gareth Southgate’s assistant manager, coming after Spurs beat Chelsea to have fixtures held in Wembley while their ground is being redeveloped and a heated clash cost the north London team their title hopes last season.
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