In the summer of 2018, the England defender was given the chance to continue his career after a year at Championship side Aston Villa.
Terry eventually turned down the £1.8million contract despite taking a medical in Rome.
At the time, he cited not wanting to move wife Toni and their two children when rejecting Moscow - and one curious incident has been revealed by Italian agent Trabucchi.
He told YouTube show Comment Stop: "The headteacher of the school called John.
"They said that his daughter was falling to the floor, roaring that dad was leaving for Moscow.
"That there were polar bears walking down the street and he would never return."