John Terry has ended speculation over his Chelsea future by signing a new one-year contract at the club.
The captain, leader, legend had looked set to leave Stamford Bridge after previously revealing the club had told him they would not be offering fresh terms.
However, Chelsea officials met with Terry late last week and offered him the chance to stay for another year in west London.
A statement on the club’s official website said incoming manager Antonio Conte had been consulted over the situation and has given his blessing for Terry to stay.
The former England skipper has made 703 appearances for the Blues and now has 12 months to see if he can hit the huge 750 mark.
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“I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one.
“Also, a special mention to the fans for their continued support. You’re the best in the world.”
The new contract will take Terry into his 22nd year with the Blues, having signed at the age of 14, and gives him the opportunity to add to his massive trophy haul.
He has won the Champions League, Europa League, four Premier Leagues, five FA Cups and three League Cups during his time at Chelsea.
Chairman Bruce Buck said: “We are delighted John will spend another year at the club.
“He has been the leader of the Chelsea squad throughout the most successful period in our history.
“He recently reached the 700-appearance mark, which is testament to his professionalism and dedication as well as his undoubted talent.”