No contract renewal for Chelsea skipper John Terry.


Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed the Premier League champions will not renew his contract beyond the end of the current campaign.

The former England captain has spent his entire career at the club, winning four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, one Champions League, one Europe League and three Capital One Cups.

He also said he will continue playing, but wouldn’t join another club in England.

"I was in last week before the Arsenal game and it (my contract) is not going to be extended. It's not going to be a fairytale ending, I'm not going to retire at Chelsea," he said.

"They said that when the new manager comes in, things might change. It's a no at the minute. I needed to know now like I have done every January and sometimes it takes a couple of months to get done.

"Unfortunately it was a no. It's not going to be a fairytale ending, I'm not going to retire at Chelsea. It's going to be elsewhere which it took me a couple of days to get over.

"But like I say, I knew before the Arsenal game and my performance isn't going to change - the way I train, what I give for the club. I want to give everything and finish on a high, on 100 per cent good terms with the club."

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The 35-year-old added: "We spoke about my legacy and coming back to the club when I finish. The most important thing now is to get us up the league.

"The club will move on. No player is ever bigger than the club. Ideally I would have loved to stay, but the club's moving in a different direction. No doubt they'll sign one or two great centre-backs.

"I want to come back as a Chelsea supporter in years to come with my kids and see the team doing great. Unfortunately that's not going to be with me, but I want to see the team do well. It's going to be my last year and I want to go out at the top."

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