Chelsea legend John Terry has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join Spartak Moscow despite undergoing a medical with the Russian outfit.
Earlier this month, Sky Sports confirmed that the Blues favourite had underwent a series of medical tests with Spartak and a three-year agreement could be announced in the near future.
However, Terry has now confirmed that the move will not go through after consulting with his family and deciding against a fresh challenge overseas.
“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,” he wrote on Instagram.
Terry spent the previous campaign on a permanent one-year deal with Aston Villa but he opted against a fresh extension after the Villains failed to secure promotion to the Premier League.
The 37-year-old has since been linked with a number of clubs across Europe but it appears that the veteran is likely to take time to make a decision after deciding against an overseas challenge.