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Chelsea legend John Terry has cancelled his proposed move to Russian side, Spartak Moscow.

The 37-year-old is now a free agent after his contract with Aston Villa expired at the end of June.

The former Chelsea captain underwent a medical with Spartak in Italy last week but has now made the decision to not move to Russia, despite being offered a one-year deal worth in the region of £3 million.

Terry said: “After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season.

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

“But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right move for ourselves at this time. Good luck Spartak.”

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