Premier League new boys Brighton are reportedly removing themselves from likely employers of Chelsea defender John Terry.

The defender is available for free as he would exit Chelsea after two decades. However, his salary demands of £100,000 a week sent Brighton scampering.

The 36-year old player wants another Premier League side for at least a year before he calls an end to his illustrious career. The new boys would have benefitted from his experience of the league but the finance is a big issue here.

Terry reportedly earned around £50,000 a week in his final days at Stamford Bridge as he barely played. That was the basic salary as the reports claim there were considerable add-ons for games played, wins and titles won.

Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Bournemouth and Swansea are the sides rumoured to be in the race for Terry. The former Blues skipper wants regular first team football after his limited roles so these are the clubs that want him.

When the year started, there were rumours that Terry could head for the MLS or China – money spinners for the retiring. However, it looks very likely that Terry would remain in England come next season.

Terry said whatever decision he takes, Chelsea fans would support and accept. He played in the testimonial of Michael Carrick at Old Trafford and he is expected to be active in the preseason ahead of the new football year.

There were reports that United players thought about the idea of Terry joining them after the testimonial but that would be a long stretch. He recently revealed that he battled pains by taking injections for a year so he could feature. He was expected to retire after 22 years at Chelsea but he doesn’t want to.