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Gus Poyet looking to make veteran Chelsea defender his first signing for Chinese club - report

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Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet was sacked from his post as manager of Real Bétis on November 12th due to the team's poor form in La Liga, but he was quick to grab onto a new job in China as he took the managerial seat of Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, home of Demba Ba and Fredy Guarin, who finished fourth in the 2016 season that's just ended.

According to the London Evening Standard, Poyet might be looking at Chelsea centre back John Terry as his first signing for the Shanghai club. Terry recently declared that he hopes to keep playing football be it at Chelsea or elsewhere, before possibly moving into a coaching role, but his prospects at the Blues are growing dimmer by the minute, given his lack of playing time coupled with injury problems that have affected his availability under head coach Antonio Conte.

Terry is reportedly open to joining his former teammate at China, if the "financial package" offered by the club is valuable enough for him to play in the country. He will be free to talk to other clubs in January, as there will only be six months left on his current one-year contract with Chelsea. Clubs in Turkey and the United States might also be interested on his services.

In Chelsea's thirteen Premier League matches so far this season, Terry has only featured in five - the last one being a six-minute cameo in our 5-0 thrashing of Everton at Stamford Bridge earlier this month. It's unlikely that his chances at Chelsea will improve at any point, especially with reports of Chelsea looking into bringing in young players such as Niklas Süle.