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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26: John Terry of Aston Villa shows appreciation to the fans following the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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Former Chelsea and England defender John Terry has said he has rejected a transfer to Spartak Moscow.

The veteran confirmed on his Instagram account that he had taken the decision to turn down a move to the Russian capital, per Matt Lawton of the Daily Mail:

“After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season.

“They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right move for ourselves at this time. Good luck Spartak.”

      

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