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Published: 12:06 | 18/5/16

Terry signs new Chelsea deal

Captain agrees one-year contract

John Terry has signed a new one-year deal to remain at Chelsea.

In January Terry revealed that he had not been offered a new contract and would be leaving the club at the end of the season but repeatedly expressed a desire to remain at Stamford Bridge.

Ahead of the final game of the season against Leicester it emerged that Terry was considering a new one-year contract, which would require him to accept a pay cut and reduced playing role.

During an emotional on=pitch speech after the draw against the Premier League champions, Terry told supporters that he wanted to finish his career at Chelsea and he has now put pen to paper on a deal that will see him play at Stamford Bridge for another year.

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce John Terry has signed a new one-year contract," a statement from the club read.

"The decision has been taken following the appointment of Antonio Conte as the club’s new manager last month, and consultation between Terry, Conte, the owner and the board."

Terry signed for Chelsea at the age of 14 and in his 21 years at the club he has made 703 first-team appearances, winning the Champions League, Europa League, four Premier Leagues, five FA Cups and three League Cups.

"I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club. Everyone knows I'm Chelsea through and through," Terry commented.

"I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one.

"Also, a special mention to the fans for their continued support. You’re the best in the world."

Chairman Bruce Buck added: ‘We are delighted John will spend another year at the club. He has been the leader of the Chelsea squad throughout the most successful period in our history. He recently reached the 700-appearance mark, which is testament to his professionalism and dedication as well as his undoubted talent."

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