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The club captain has been offered a new deal which would see him remain at Stamford Bridge, though he is still to discuss it with his family before signing.

Chelsea confirmed club captain John Terry has been offered a new one-year contract, though no agreement has been reached.

The center back revealed in January that he could leave the Blues, having received no communication over a new contract, and has been expected to bring an end to a 21-year association with the West London side.

However, Chelsea maintained that the former England captain's future had not been decided and have moved to offer him a new deal, revealing the news in Guus Hiddink's press conference on Friday.

And interim coach Hiddink, who said this week that Terry is good enough to remain at the club, says he believes the decision to offer him a new deal is the right one.

"Ex-players are having a lot of say in the culture of a club," the Dutchman said. "They like to come back in whatever task they can do - I am in favor of that.

"It is nice to have players who are big personalities. When things are clear, you will see.

"To spend 20 or 21 years at a club is huge. This is how they become legends, you must cherish them."

The 35-year-old was sent off for the second time this season in Saturday's defeat to Sunderland, meaning he would miss out on saying farewell to Chelsea fans with a two-game suspension.

And while the defender has not yet signed extended terms, he is expected to commit to a further year at least, having admitted on Monday that he would like to spend a few more years at Stamford Bridge.



Source: goal.com

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