Former Chelsea captain John Terry rejects to returning to Stamford Bridge due he wants to continue playing football for another season.
The 37-year-old defender quits English Championship side Aston Villa at the end of last season and this week turned down a move to Russian outfit Spartak Moscow due to family reason.
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Maurizio Sarri was keen he wants Terry to joining Chelsea's coaching staff and to mentor the younger players in the squad.
The Italian coach speaks to press ahead of Cardiff encounter on Saturday he said via Sky Sports: "The last time I spoke with him he told me he wants to play for another season,"
"But I don't know the situation now. I'm talking about one week ago. Chelsea is his home of course."
"Yes, of course [he would be welcome]. He would be a point of reference for me and everybody here.
"It's up to him, if he wants to play for another season I think it's right he tries to play. If he wants to help us I am happy [for him to do so].
"Here is John Terry's home. I am very open with him because of his history with the club, he's won everything with the club so it's up to him."
Terry made his Chelsea in 1998 before he went on to make 713 appearances scoring 67 goals winning Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and
Community Shield during his 19 years playing career at Stamford Bridge.