Chelsea have revealed that club captain John Terry has been offered the chance to stay at the club beyond the current campaign.
The former England skipper was set to end his 21-year association with the Blues at the end of the season after former boss Jose Mourinho claimed the 35-year-old refused to sign a new contract.
However, after his red card in their 3-2 loss to Sunderland on Saturday, the club decided to initiate a new round of contract talks with the veteran defender.
“With it coming so late in the season, this is a big decision for John and his family and it is something that they are now considering,” read a statement published on the club’s official website.
“It’s good to have big players in a club who are big personalities,” said coach Guus Hiddink, when asked about Terry’s immediate future at a press conference on Friday.
Terry has made 702 appearances for the club since making his professional debut in 1998 and looks set to play one more season under new Italian manager Antionio Conte.