Brighton withdraw Terry interest

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Newly-promoted Premier League club Brighton are no longer interested in signing former Chelsea captain John Terry, according to a report in the Evening Standard.

The newspaper claim that Brighton were initially interested in signing the ex-Chelsea skipper as a free agent after he announced his exit from Stamford Bridge after 22 years.

But the Evening Standard report that the south coast club have withdrawn interest in the 36-year-old after he demanded a weekly paycheque of £100,000.

According to the report, Terry is demanding double that of the wages he was earning towards the end of his time at Stamford Bridge, although despite being on £50,000 a week he was still awarded bonuses for factors such as trophies, club wins, and number of appearances the skipper made.

The centre-back had a long and impressive career with Chelsea, making a total number of 690 appearances for his club, with 65 goals and providing 29 assists.

Although Brighton have taken a step back from the Chelsea legend, according to the Evening Standard there are still a number of clubs with their eye on the 36-year old including interest from clubs like West Brom, Swansea, Stoke City and Bournemouth.

Terry appears keen to play Premier League football during the twilight years of his career, but with his high wage demands it’ll be a waiting game to see who will cough up for the centre-back.

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