Chelsea captain John Terry has been offered a one year contract extension by the club.
Terry and his agent, Paul Nicholls, met with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia and chairman Bruce Buck for talks at their Cobham training ground this week.The club confirmed on Friday that Terry could stay beyond June 30, when his current contract expires, though Chelsea have left it late for the 35-year-old to make a decision. A club spokesman said: ‘Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck met with John and his agent this week and offered him a one-year contract extension.With it coming so late in the season, this is a big decision for John and his family and it is something that they are now considering.’
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Chelsea supporters staged a demonstration at Anfield on Wednesday night as they demanded Terry be handed a new deal with banners showing how many trophies they won under their captain. Guus Hiddink revealed during his press conference on Friday that he had been speaking to the club about Terry and told them that they need to ‘cherish’ their legends. ‘I talk to the people inside every now and then,’ Hiddink said. ‘I’m always in favour, generally speaking, that players, ex players – I’m not talking about John now – have a lot of influence in the culture of a club. hen the players say goodbye to a club they love and come back, in whatever task, I’m in favour. Maybe that’s also for John in the future. I don’t know.’ ‘He is already 21 years in this club. I saw an image of him recently coming in as a youngster. It’s huge, 21 years. That’s why they become legends.’You must cherish those legends for the future as well.’
Terry will not be available for selection in their game against Leicester City but could play under new manager Antonio Conte next season.