Blues manager Harry Redknapp has this morning confirmed to TalkSport that he has met with representatives of John Terry in London and “had a chat”.
The former England and Chelsea captain is available on a free transfer after his 22 year Chelsea career came to an end when the season finished.
Tyler Blackett, Tom Thorpe and Dan Burn to John Terry in the space of 3 years… We're fucking massive.
— Alfie (@AlfieP_) June 15, 2017
Terry is currently being linked with a host of clubs including Premier League clubs West Brom and Bournemouth, along with reported interest from Villa amongst others.
Reports suggested that Harry Redknapp was urging Blues owners to offer Terry up to £100k-a-week wages, and whilst this may seem excessive for a player in the latter stages of his career, the owners may see John Terry as a huge name to market the club in Asia.
Speaking to Talk Sport, Harry said: “I’ve always said you’d love to have him if you can get John in, you build a team around him.
“I had a chat with him at Michael’s testimonial and just said to him come in. He’s doing his coaching badges have a year or two and who knows what you want to do in the future?”
We’ve made him a good offer and obviously we have done the best we can.
“I’d love to have him at the football club. He’s a fantastic captain and great leader. We’ve made him a good offer and obviously we have done the best we can. It’s up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham.”
Whether Blues can make it happen remains to be seen, but it’s another sign of intent following the signing of David Stockdale earlier this week. Harry also confirmed that the board are planning to invest and that they are targeting a top 6 finish.
“For me, I think the owners are very ambitious and I think that we’re gonna have a go, we’re gonna bring some good players in and I’d have to be in the top six for it to be a success for me and the club”