According to The Express, Chelsea captain John Terry will snub the chance to join the Chinese Super League this summer; whilst Sky Sports report that defender Kolo Toure is determined to earn a contract extension at Liverpool.
The 35-year-old skipper revealed earlier this month that he’s yet to be offered a contract extension beyond the end of the season – although the club insist he could still earn a new deal – and he’s been linked with a final hurrah in the rapidly evolving Chinese Super League for some time.
The veteran centre-back could earn as much as £20million from just one year in China but The Express claim he’s set to reject interest from the Far East, preferring a potential move to the MLS or Qatar. Fellow Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is currently in charge at Qatari outfit Al-Arabi and expressed an interest in signing the former England captain in October.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports report that Kolo Toure is determined to earn a contract extension at Liverpool, with his current terms set to expire at the end of the season. The former Arsenal and Manchester City defender certainly hasn’t disgraced himself since joining the Anfield ranks in summer 2013 – despite occasional individual errors – registering almost 60 appearances across all competitions.
Joel Matip’s confirmed summer arrival on a free transfer has cast doubts over the 34-year-old’s future on Merseyside, but he’s told Sky Sports that he’ll continue fighting for a new Liverpool contract until the end of the season.
As quoted by Sky Sports, he said; “I’ve not been told anything. I am just enjoying every second of being at Liverpool Football Club. I am a fighter. The future is not the most important thing for me. What’s important is what’s happening for me right now. I’m in the team at the moment and I am showing every game that I’m still here.
“It doesn’t matter what other people say, I’m very happy and I always give 100 per cent for this club. Sometimes you can make people change their minds by performing well and that’s my challenge right now. I can show people by my games that I’m still a top player. That’s all I can do and I will fight until the end. I’ve not had any offers for next season yet but if I keep playing like I am at the moment then I’m sure doors will open.”