Chelsea captain John Terry sensationally could be on the verge of exiting Stamford Bridge.

French club Monaco, who have already spent in excess of £100million this summer, are eyeing up the former England captain.

Although a move appears unlikely, Terry has slowly been edged out of the Chelsea team of late and missed all of the club’s vital games last season.

More fuel was added to the flame when Jose Mourinho confirmed no individual was assured of a starting XI birth. When Mourinho arrived in 2004 for his first stint as Chelsea manager, Terry’s future was undecided, however the Portuguese coach installed Terry as captain as was rewarded with excellent performances as Chelsea won back-to-back league titles.

Terry’s best days are behind him however, and Monaco believe a £7million bid will be enough to tempt Chelsea to part with their captain.

Should Terry complete the move, then he would be paired once again with his former defensive partner Ricardo Carvalho who completed a free transfer last week.

Chelsea’s old guard

The English trio of Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Terry have gradually been shifted out of the Chelsea team.

Cole and Lampard had looked set to leave the Bridge earlier this campaign, however both agreed one-year extension’s to their contracts.

Whether the duo will stay beyond the summer of 2014 is another thing, as Chelsea appears to want to take on Europe with their new crop of talented youngsters.

Although Cole and Lampard have extended their Chelsea stay, there is no sign Terry will be offered a new deal and realistically now is his only chance at getting a move to another top class European side.