Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp is increasingly hopeful of signing former Chelsea captain John Terry
Following a narrow escape from relegation from the Championship last season, Redknapp and Birmingham are eager to add experience and depth back into the club as they look to challenge for promotion next season.
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A player of Terry's experience and stature does not come onto the market often, and therefore the former England international has a number of potential suitors across world and English football, including: Aston Villa, West Brom, and Bournemouth.
His wage demands would more than likely make him the Blues' highest earner, which could cause Redknapp to look elsewhere for competition for Michael Morrison and Ryan Shotton, but quotes from the talkSport on Thursday suggest the 70-year-old would love to bring Terry to Birmingham, and an offer is already on the table.
He said: "I'd love to have him at the football club.
"He's a fantastic captain and great leader.
"We've made him a good offer and we have done the best we can. It's up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham."
He added: "I had a chat with him and said to him to come in - he's doing his coaching badges - have a year or two and who knows what he wants to do in the future?"