Terry could choose Chelsea role over Aston Villa

Andre Carrillo of Peru fights for the ball with John Mc Ginn of Scotland during the international friendly match between Peru and Scotland at Estadio Nacional de Lima

Andre Carrillo of Peru fights for the ball with John Mc Ginn of Scotland during the international friendly match between Peru and Scotland at Estadio Nacional de Lima

The 37-year-old defender was believed to have been offered wages in the region of £3 million ($3.9 million) for a one-year deal.

Starsport understand Terry will be paid around £60,000-a-week should his expected switch be completed.

"After considerable thought, I have chose to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow", Terry explained in a statement.

The defender was set to join the Russian club on a free transfer after leaving Aston Villa, but at the last minute made a decision to pull the plug on the move despite having undergone a medical.

'They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism.

Writing on Instagram, the former Chelsea skipper added: "I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season".

"But after assessing this move with my family, we've decided this is not the right move for ourselves at this time".

Terry has no plans to retire just yet, so it will be interesting to see where he pops up next.

Aston Villa were handed a massive boost in their hopes of bringing John Terry back to the Second City this month.

Lampard will be looking to add some experience into his ranks as the club chase promotion.

On the other hand, a UK Daily Star report suggests Terry is not likely to join the Russian outfit as Aston Villa are now back in contention for the experienced defender, who is expected to earn £60,000-a-week at Villa Park.

The former Wales global has been without a club since he was released by West Ham earlier in the summer, although he had been training with the Hammers in preseason in a bid to get fit ahead of a free transfer move somewhere.

QPR are 6/1 to sign the defender and are a possible destination should he want to keep his family close to the capital.

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