Sunday 11 December 2016

John Terry hints at why he needs time to mull over Chelsea contract offer

Published 13/05/2016 | 20:24

John Terry is considering the offer of a one-year extension at Chelsea
John Terry is considering the offer of a one-year extension at Chelsea

John Terry has revealed that the contract extension he has been offered to continue his time with Chelsea is for “a different role” at the club, as he insists he will need time to consider the position.

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Chelsea confirmed earlier on Friday that they had offered their skipper a one-year contract extension, with plans for his farewell to the Stamford Bridge fans following Sunday’s Premier League game against Leicester shelved.

Yet Terry has confirmed that he has been offered a role that may see him combine a playing career with an additional role in the club’s set up, which may even involve a step into coaching under incoming manager Antonio Conte.

Terry was cryptic when he posted this message to his fans on Instagram. 

Terry is believed to be mulling over a lucrative offer to move to Chinese football for a year, while he has also expressed an interest in following the likes of Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and his old Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard by moving to America’s MLS.

There is an expectation that Terry will make a decision on his Chelsea future before Sunday’s game against Leicester, as he will want to bid farewell to the fans if it is to be his last day at the club.

Terry is suspended from the club’s final game of the campaign against new Premier League champions Leicester following his red card against Sunderland earlier this month.

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