John Terry looks likely to continue his playing career after leaving Chelsea.
The centre-back exited Stamford Bridge in rather self-indulgent fashion, but it seems that won’t be the last Premier League fans see of him.
A player of Terry’s standing should have plenty of offers, albeit from clubs in the bottom half of the table.
One such move that can almost certainly be ruled out, however, is Brighton. The Evening Standard suggest that the former England international’s wage demands are proving a major obstacle, as he is still holding out for £100,000 a week, a figure which is outside Albion’s budget.
Strangely, the 36-year-old was only on around £50,000 a week in his final season at Chelsea – though that was just his basic salary without add-ons.
Stoke, West Brom, Swansea, and Bournemouth are the other clubs considering him, but unless he is willing to budge on this particular request, it could be a recurring problem.
The Chinese Super League is another option, but new rules on the number of players signed from abroad have now been imposed in the Far East.