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Clement keen to sign John Terry for Swansea

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Clement keen to sign John Terry for Swansea

Swansea City boss Paul Clement has expressed his interest in signing John Terry, when the former England captain leaves Chelsea this summer.

GLYN KIRK

AFP

Swansea City boss Paul Clement has expressed his interest in signing John Terry, when the defender's Chelsea contract expires in June.

Swansea City manager Paul Clement says he is interested in signing John Terry when the veteran central defender leaves Chelsea this summer, providing his struggling side avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Clement worked with Terry during his time as an assistant coach under then Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti in the 2009-10 season.

Terry to leave Chelsea

With Terry announcing he will end his long association with Chelsea at the end of the season in a bid to find regular first-team action, Clement admitted on Thursday he would love to bring the 36-year-old to south Wales.

But Clement accepts the only chance Swansea have of signing Terry is if they climb out of the relegation zone.

Clement keen to sign John Terry for Swansea

"If we stay up why wouldn't we be interested?" asked Clement, whose team are two points from safety with five games left.

"I know John very well as a player and a person and I would be more than happy to speak to him."

Clement keen to lure him to Swansea

Clement continued, "when the season finishes we can have those discussions about our own players and potential targets.

"But having worked with John, I know what a fantastic player he is and what a career he has had. He has unbelievable talent and he is a fantastic leader - one of a dying breed of leaders.

Swansea will face stiff competition from West Brom for Terry's signature. Tony Pulis has already expressed his interest in the former England captain.

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