Chelsea legend and reported Aston Villa target John Terry likes look he is close to joining Russian side Spartak Moscow, as pictures of the defender emerge online.

According to Russian reports, Terry has been awaiting a decision on his VISA ahead of a potential move.

It had been claimed that Terry’s potential move to Russia was in doubt, but that no longer appears to be the case.

Both Spartak and Aston Villa were keen to sign the player, who has been a free agent since leaving Villa Park at the end of last season.

The ex-Chelsea defender has already undergone a medical in order to complete a move, while personal terms are also believed to have been agreed.

Despite the deal being held up, Terry is now expected to earn around €1.9m during his time with the Russian club.

Terry has often spoken of his dreams to move into management, but he looks ready for one final challenge on the pitch in Russia.