The Blues’ captain, leader and legend is no longer a first-choice at age 34 and is on course to be a free agent at the end of this season.
Chelsea captain Terry was a huge hit in the Far Eastern nation when he went on an ambassadorial tour of Guangzhou last summer.
It is understood the defender – who turns 35 in early December – has had several offers from Chinese clubs for when/if he quits the Blues, with question marks over when his future at Stamford Bridge.
Leading Turkish side Fenerbahce have also stepped up their interest in Terry, who is scheduled to be a free agent next summer when his contract expires.
Former England skipper Terry has lost his status as an automatic starter this season, 17 years on from his first-team debut – he was only on the bench against Porto in Tuesday’s Champions League tie – but Chelsea insist no decision will be made on his future until later in the campaign.
But if he does go, then China seems a very likely destination.
It would be a familiar path as Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka also moved to clubs in that country upon leaving Chelsea.
Former Blues striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is also playing there now as the Chinese league looks to attract big names and publicity.
Ex-England manager Sven Goran Eriksson is managing in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai SIPG, and the finance would be in place to attract a name such as Terry.