Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed the club have made a “good offer” to sign John Terry on a free transfer.
The former England captain will officially end his 22-year association with Chelsea when his contract at Stamford Bridge expires later this month, with a whole host of clubs credited with an interest in his services.
Premier League duo Bournemouth and West Brom have reportedly expressed their interest in the 36-year-old, who is also believed to have received offers from clubs in the United States and China.
However, Championship club Birmingham have thrown their hat into the ring, with boss Redknapp confirming the West Midlands outfit have offered terms to the experienced defender.
“I’d love to have him at the football club,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “He’s a fantastic captain and great leader. “We’ve made him a good offer and we have done the best we can. It’s up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham.”
Terry played in the Championship during a brief loan spell at Nottingham Forest 17 years ago. Birmingham only narrowly avoided relegation last season and have already moved to strengthen their squad by signing goalkeeper David Stockdale from Premier League bound Brighton.
The Blues, who have not played in the top flight since 2011, are 23.00 to claim the Championship title during the 2017-18 campaign.