The much-maligned Chelsea defender John Terry will be leaving the club he grew up with at the end of the season. The 35-year-old confirmed to the press after Chelsea's thrashing of MK Dons on Sunday that he will not be offered a new deal in the summer.
John Terry confirms post-match he is not having his contract renewed by #CFC. End of an era...
— Dominic Fifield (@domfifield) January 31, 2016
John Terry will not be at Chelsea next season . He confirmed to me just now in mixed zone #endofamera
— Paul Lagan (@CFCJourno) January 31, 2016
John Terry has just said that Chelsea will not renew his contract. He does not want to join another Eng club but will keep playing
— Jeremy Wilson (@JWTelegraph) January 31, 2016
Terry later confirmed that he was told of the decision before Chelsea's game with Arsenal.
Chelsea signed 20-year-old American defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls in recent days, while the likes of Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma have been getting more game time than Terry this season. Terry had started the last seven league games as well as FA Cup thrashing of the MK Dons.
Terry later confirmed that he will not be retiring, but it's not sure if he has another club lined up or not.