Aston Villa have expressed an interest in signing former Chelsea captain John Terry, Sky Sports have reported.
Villa boss Steve Bruce was pictured playing golf with Terry in Portugal last week, and the Championship side have now been installed as second favourites to sign the defender.
Terry left Stamford Bridge at the end of last season after 22 years at the club and has a number of teams reportedly interested in signing him.
Bournemouth are still considered favourites to sign the 36-year-old, but Villa are reportedly keen to add his experience to their defence.
Bruce and CEO Keith Wyness are believed to have discussed the possibility of signing Terry, although it seems likely that he will join a Premier League club.
Wyness said: “You could put us on a list of clubs who would look at John. But I don’t think we would be the right solution for him personally. It’s something we’ve had a chat about but I don’t think it will come of anything to be honest.”
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Terry claimed after his final Chelsea game that he hopes to continue playing after a summer break.
“I am going to take a few weeks off now with my family to relax before making a decision (on my future),” he said.
“But I want to carry on playing, whether it be for one or two more years. And that is the reason I decided to leave the club as I did not want to stand in the way of all the young players.”