Paul Clement keen to approach 'fantastic leader' John Terry if Swansea City survive relegation battle

Paul Clement has expressed interest in signing Chelsea captain John Terry this summer - if Swansea City stay in the Premier League.

Clement knows Terry well from their time at Stamford Bridge together, with the Swansea head coach being Carlo Ancelotti's assistant when Chelsea won a league and cup double in 2009-10.

And Clement has responded to Terry's announcement that he is leaving Chelsea at the end of the season by admitting he would love to bring the 36-year-old to the Liberty Stadium.

Clement made an approach to Terry's former Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard in January before the former England midfielder announced his retirement.

But Clement accepts the only chance Swansea have of signing Terry is if they escape the bottom three in the Premier League, a mission which continues with Saturday's home game against Stoke.

Clement is the Swans' third manager of the season following the dismissals of Francesco Guidolin and Bob Bradley.

The club have spent much of the season in the relegation zone and, after an initial bounce following Clement's appointment in January, they fell back in to the bottom three following the 3-1 home defeat to Tottenham two weeks ago.

Pundits say Swansea's problems have been put down to a lack of leadership, with the pre-season sale of skipper Ashley Williams to Everton being highlighted.