Swansea boss Paul Clement has further fueled John Terry transfer talk after admitting he wants to sign a John Terry type player.
The 36-year-old defender has been linked with a move out of the Stamford Bridge due to his lack of chances under Antonio Conte this season and there are reports that the English FA has also offered Terry an opportunity to join the Three Lions a role in the youth development of English football.
However, Conte has said the veteran should attention on getting more chances with the Blues than a management role, cooling down speculations surrounding the centre-back.
Clement has now said he is desperately looking for a defender in the current window and confessing he wants someone like John Terry.
He said: ‘Someone that’s got presence, leadership qualities both from a psychological point from a view and from an organizational point of view.
‘But you could say the same that that’s important in a goalkeeper, that’s important in a central midfield player and you’d like to think that you’d have 11 leaders out there, but you don’t.
‘It’s becoming more rare in football as well that you have these characters like a John Terry for example, a Sergio Ramos.
‘I’ve worked at lots of big clubs, they’re the two stand-out ones for me. Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] is another example.’
Prior to his comments, there reports that the likes of Bournemouth and Swwansea were ready to move for Terry and a deal could be materialised before the end of the January transfer window.