AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is reportedly set to meet with Chelsea captain John Terry to discuss a potential loan move to the south coast.
The Cherries have had their defensive options heavily weakened over the past week.
First, AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis was harshly sent off against Arsenal and received a suspension.
Chelsea then recalled Nathan Ake early from his season long loan spell on the south coast and summer signing Marc Wilson picked up an injury against Millwall in the FA Cup.
That has left AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe short of numbers going into this weekend’s fixture away at Hull City.
John Terry has struggled for regular football this season with his first start since October coming in the FA Cup against Peterborough United (Terry was sent off).
Following Nathan Ake’s recall it is believed Terry has dropped down the pecking order at Chelsea even further.
According to Sky Sports…
‘Bournemouth have enquired about the possibility of taking Chelsea captain John Terry on loan until the end of the season’.
However that report was later followed up by claims that Terry was not interested in leaving Stamford Bridge.
? Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) 11 January 2017
But the Daily Mail have reported that a deal hasn’t been completely disregarded by the former England captain.
They have stated that…
Terry had been expected to reject a January move to ensure he has the opportunity to bid farewell to his boyhood club this summer.
However, he has now decided to meet Eddie Howe before the end of this week and the Bournemouth boss is confident he can persuade the former England skipper to sign.
Terry has won the Premier League title four times, the FA Cup five times, the League Cup three times and both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League once.
? Neil Meldrum 📝 (@mellydailyecho) January 10, 2017
The thought of Terry and Wilshere playing for an AFCB side in the top ten of the Premier League takes this amazing journey on to another level. I think Terry would do an excellent job for us but worried we still aren’t making the permanent signing we need. I think Steve cook would learn a lot from him too. – Join the conversation here.
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