John Terry is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club as his Chelsea career appears set to end in dispute.
The Chelsea skipper on Sunday night revealed he would be leaving Stamford Bridge after the club opted not to renew his contract.
Terry said the incoming manager may be able to reverse the decision, while Chelsea suggested a contract offer could be forthcoming and "the channels of dialogue (remained) open".
Yet in making the club's stance public, Terry effectively issued a come-and-get-me-plea to the cash-rich clubs in Major League Soccer, China and elsewhere and it would now take a remarkable U-turn for him to stay at Stamford Bridge for a 19th season.
Terry, who says he intends to leave the Barclays Premier League, is already free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club and may do so before a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho is appointed.
Guus Hiddink, Chelsea interim boss following December's sacking of Mourinho, will address the matter on Tuesday at a media conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Watford, but his caretaker capacity means he has little influence.
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Chelsea captain John Terry took to Instagram to express his sorrow after manager Jose Mourinho was sacked on Thursday.
In an emotional post Terry described the Portuguese as the "very best boss", going on to describe Mourinho as a friend.
Mourinho was sacked after a poor start to the season for Chelsea, including some sub-par performance from Terry, leaving the club in 16th place in the Premier League.
Chelsea captain John Terry admits he was relieved following Saturday's win over Norwich, and hopes it can kick-start their season.
The holders claimed just a fourth win from 13 games of the Premier League campaign as Diego Costa's goal secured a 1-0 success at Stamford Bridgefor the Blues to climb above their opponents to 15th in the table.
Terry told Chelsea TV:
We're delighted to win. Relieved as well. Picking up three points has been a really good feeling. Good performance to top it off as well.
Hopefully we can put ourselves on a good run of games now and climb up this table. We can build on this now and hopefully get another win on Tuesday.
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he has little chance in overturning captain John Terry's red card at the weekend.
The former England defender was sent off for pulling back Soloman Rondon early in the second-half in Chelsea's 3-2 win over West Brom.
Asked if he would appeal the red card, Mourinho said: "Normally it's a waste of time for us, I think we should but normally it's a waste of time.
"No (I don't blame him), it's a ball into the space behind the full back, the full back is pressing high, the striker makes the movement and then (referee) Mr Clattenburg decides it's a red card.
"To speak about the sending off I have to speak about many other things in the game. Some things you can see and some things we can see.
"I prefer just to focus on us."