Chelsea veteran John Terry has ended speculation over his future after putting pen to paper on a new one-year contract with the London club.
The 35-year-old centre-back appeared to be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit after recently admitting he did not know whether he would stay at the club beyond the end of the current campaign.
However, the club's longest serving player will extend his stay at Stamford Bridge as the Blues prepare for the arrival of new manager Antonio Conte.
"I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club. Everyone knows I'm Chelsea through and through," Terry told the club's official website.
"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 said: "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."
Terry made 24 appearances in the Premier League this term, scoring one goal in the process.