It’s feeling increasingly likely that John Terry will not leave Chelsea at the end of the season after all.
Blues fans will be encouraged to read Terry’s programme notes for the final Premier League match of the season against champions Leicester.
The 35-year-old defender will be forced to watch the game on the sidelines, following a two-game suspension after he was sent off in a 3-2 away defeat at Sunderland.
Following news at the turn of the year that Terry, whose contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the season, would not be offered a new deal, the Sunderland dismissal seemed to draw a sad close on the Chelsea stalwart’s career.
But in the past few days news has surfaced that the Blues are considering a u-turn on their John Terry offer, and the defender’s comments in the programme would suggest that a new deal is in the offing.
Rather than hinting at anything specific, Terry’s tone in his article seemed far too upbeat to suggest today is his final day as a Blues player.
Terry has made 703 appearances at Chelsea, since his debut in October 1998.
He could have talked about his whole career at Cobham, penning a gushing farewell to supporters, but he didn’t.
Instead he wrote the article below.