Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly slowly pushing legendary defender John Terry out the exit door at Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Mail.
The Premier League side, who currently top the English top-flight table following their latest 2-1 victory over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, are not expected to offer the centre-half a new deal when his current contract expires at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
The 35-year-old, who earned 78 international caps for England between 2003 and 2012, has made eight appearances in all competitions for The Blues so far this season.
Terry, who is determined to stay at Chelsea until the summer and avoid a January exit, is reportedly interesting Chinese Super League sides, where he could possibly earn up to a whopping £12m-a-year.
Having switched to a successful 3-4-3 formation under Conte, the Italian is starting to phase out the 703-appearance legend, with Terry not starting a Premier League fixture since Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Swansea City back in September.