BRIGHTON have ended their interest in signing John Terry after being frightened off by his wage demands.
Chris Hughton had made an approach to the former England captain as he looks to assemble a squad capable of surviving in the Premier League next season. John Terry is looking for wages of around £100,000-a-week to sign for a new club
The Seagulls boss believed Terry’s quality and experience could have been vital in helping the promoted club adapt to life in the top flight.
But the Standard claim they have decided not to follow through with their initial interest after learning they would have to pay him around £100,000-a-week.
Terry, 36, is available as a free agent this summer after deciding to leave Chelsea at the end of last season.
The centre-back is currently deciding whether to continue playing or retire following the end of his 22-year association with Chelsea. Brighton boss Chris Hughton has decided not to follow up on his interest in John Terry
He admitted last month he needed a short break away with his family to finally make his mind up what he wanted to do with his career.
SunSport understands he is leaning towards extending his playing career, with a host of clubs at home and abroad hoping to secure his services.