Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that the club are not in a position to re-sign John Terry with the player’s wage demands being too high for The Midlands side to meet according to Birmingham Live.

The 37-year-old Barking-born centre-back spent last season with Villa before leaving in the summer following the club’s failure to win promotion back to the English Premier League.

With Terry yet to agree a move to a new club this season, speculation has been building regarding the player’s return to former club Villa, however, manager Bruce has confirmed that the claret and blues are not in a position to offer a contract to Terry with his wage demands simply being far too high for what they can afford.

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The defender is thought to be being tracked by several clubs from across the globe with Terry said to have most recently declined a move to Russian club Spartak Moscow. The player has also been tipped to join Sky Sports in a punditry role while Italian boss Maurizio Sarri has left the door open for Terry to become a coach at former club Chelsea.

While Terry is thought to have enjoyed his time at Villa Park last season, the reality is that fans are unlikely to see the player in a Villa shirt again as the ongoing saga continues.

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