John Terry believes he can play on at the top level for another three years – and has once again stressed his wish for that to still be at Chelsea.
The 35-year-old is out of contract this summer and has claimed that the Blues have not offered him a new deal.
But despite his age the former England captain insists that there is still plenty more in the tank as he looks to carry on playing at the elite level.
He said: “I’m probably feeling in the last three or four years the best physical condition that I’ve ever been in.
“As a youngster you take it for granted; you eat what you want, you can train, have a rest, but when you get older you can’t. You can’t eat the pastas, the breads, it all goes out of the window. The sleep too.
“That aspect of it has a big impact, and I’ve certainly seen the impact of that.
“But listen, I’ve definitely got two or three years left in me, as I said before I would be gutted if it wasn’t for Chelsea, and if not it will be somewhere else for sure.”
Terry has also insisted that he would not move to another Premier League outfit out of loyalty to the 21 years that he has spent at Stamford Bridge.
He added: “I want to play at the highest level of course. Obviously for me being Chelsea through and through, and a one-club man, I couldn’t play for another Premier League club. I couldn’t do that because of the Chelsea fans and what Chelsea means to me.
“We’re not sure [where] yet. [Europe] is an option for sure, it’s in Chelsea’s hands, and as I have said I’ve made it clear to the club I want to stay.”