Chelsea have suggested that club captain John Terry could yet be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge, despite the defender confirming that he will be leaving the club at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Following the Blue’s 5-1 FA Cup win over MK Dons on Sunday, Terry told the written press that he had been told his deal at Stamford Bridge would not be renewed and indicated that he would look to continue playing outside of the Premier League.
Following Terry’s revelation, Chelsea have issued a brief statement suggesting that the door may still be open for the 35-year-old
“He is a fantastic servant of Chelsea Football Club and a superb captain and, as such, the club will keep the channels of dialogue open.
“While no new deal currently on the table, that situation could change in the coming months.”
In an emotional admission following the MK Dons game, Terry stated that the situation around his contract could change, should a new manager come into the club and want the 35-year-old to stay on.
“They said that when the new manager comes in, things might change. It’s a no at the minute.
“Unfortunately it was a no. It’s not going to be a fairytale ending, I’m not going to retire at Chelsea.”
The final decision would appear to rest on Guus Hiddink’s long term replacement.