Wilkins believes Terry could move to Man United

Date published: Friday 12th February 2016 9:52

John Terry could move to Manchester United if Jose Mourinho takes over, says Ray Wilkins.

Terry is out of contract at Chelsea in the summer, although confusion remains over his playing future at the club. The 35-year-old initially announced he would be leaving at the end of the season, but Chelsea responded a day later, saying that he could still be offered a contract extension.

Crystal Palace and West Ham have been linked with a move for the Chelsea captain, but Wilkins believes that Manchester United could move for the four-time Premier League winner if Mourinho is appointed manager.

“That would be a cheeky one from Jose but I wouldn’t put it past him,” Wilkins told talkSPORT. “He will have that in his locker.

“Whether John would actually go to another Premier League club is another matter. He has stated that he wouldn’t, so that will be interesting.”

Wilkins, who served as assistant manager and assistant first-team coach at Stamford Bridge over two separate spells, says Mourinho would be an excellent appointment at United.

“Mourinho is one of the best in the world. His record speaks for itself,” he said. “We mustn’t jump the gun – Van Gaal is in post – but if that was to change and Mourinho goes in, he is top drawer.”

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