Belfast Telegraph

Terry has big call after Blues offer deal

By Matt McGeehan

Chelsea captain John Terry has been offered a one-year contract extension, but it is by no means certain he will extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

The next move is Terry's. His current deal expires on June 30 and he met Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia and chairman Bruce Buck on Wednesday, with the offer tabled.

It is the third time the 35-year-old defender has been offered a new 12-month deal, the club policy for players aged over 30, and it is likely the terms of the deal are reduced.

Terry has made 703 appearances since his debut in October 1998.

He is suspended for Sunday's clash with Premier League champions Leicester and it could yet be his final appearance. He joined Chelsea aged 14, but said he would not be extending his stay following the FA Cup win at MK Dons on January 31.

"It's not going to be a fairytale ending, I'm not going to retire at Chelsea," Terry, who has won every major club honour with the Blues, said after the fourth-round win.

"I feel as though I'm in great nick. I've got a couple of years to go. It'll just be elsewhere."

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