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Keith Wyness: Aston Villa 'discussed move' for John Terry

Chief executive Keith Wyness has revealed Villa have considered joining the race for John Terry but admits their chances of landing the former England skipper are remote.

John Terry's long association with Chelsea is coming to an end.
John Terry's long association with Chelsea is coming to an end.

Terry will be available on a free transfer this summer after leaving Chelsea and is being pursued by a host of Premier League clubs, including Albion.

And though moving for the 36-year-old defender has been discussed by Wyness and Villa boss Steve Bruce, the club’s chief executive believes they would be very much outsiders in the battle for his signature.

“You could put us on a list of clubs who would look at John,” said Wyness. “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.”

Swansea boss Paul Clement yesterday became the latest Premier League boss to confirm his interest in signing Terry, who is set to end a 22-year association with Chelsea. Bournemouth are also though to be in the running.

Villa are expected to be in the market for another centre-back this summer, with both Micah Richards and Tommy Elphick among a host of players who could depart the club.

Both found themselves behind James Chester and Nathan Baker in the pecking order last term.

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