Out-of-contract Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that he wants to stay at the club beyond this season.
The 35-year-old announced in January that he would be leaving the club after they failed to offer him a new contract.
And it was assumed Terry had kicked his last ball for the Blues after he was sent off during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Sunderland and suspended for the final two games of the season.
However, the Chelsea captain has now stated his desire to remain at Stamford Bridge.
“I still want to play for a couple more years, hopefully that’s at Chelsea,” said Terry.
“I’m a Chelsea player and that has been my club since the age of 14. I love Chelsea.”
Terry was in Denmark on Monday to watch Brondby IF, the club owned by close friend Jan Bech Andersen, and spoke to the club’s TV station.
Indeed, he has even been linked with a coaching role at Brondby, although a move to China or MLS is more likely should his Chelsea career be over 21 years after joining as a schoolboy.
But Terry, it seems, is hoping that the impending arrival of new boss Antonio Conte could see him win a new deal at the club where he has made 703 appearances and won four Premier League titles.