Chelsea captain John Terry could yet be offered a contract extension to stay at Stamford Bridge for another season, a club spokesman has said.
Terry held a meeting with Chelsea officials prior to last week’s win at Arsenal and was told that there was no contract offer lined up, leading the 35-year-old to announce on Sunday night he would finish his playing career elsewhere.
However, Terry did admit that “things might change” when a new manager is appointed, something which the club have since reiterated.
A club spokesman said: “John requested a meeting with the club the week before last.
“In that meeting he asked about the possibility of an extension to his existing contract.
“John was advised that while no new deal was currently on the table, that situation could change in the coming months.
“The club has the utmost respect for John and everything he has helped us achieve to date.
“He is a fantastic servant of Chelsea Football Club and a superb captain and, as such, the club will keep the channels of dialogue open.”
Terry joined Chelsea at the age of 14 and has since made 696 appearances, scoring 66 goals, during 18 seasons as a first-team player.
He has won every major club honour with the Blues, including the Champions League in 2012, four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups and the 2013 Europa League.