John Terry has signed a one-year-deal with Chelsea which will keep him at the club for a further 12-months.
The move brings to an end several weeks of speculation regarding the 35-year-old’s future, which began in January with revelations that he had not been handed an extension and could be forced out of Stamford Bridge.
However he announced on Sunday that he is considering signing a new contract.
Recall, that Chelsea last week offered the club captain a new one-year-contract that would will take him into his 22nd year at the Bridge.
“I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club. Everyone knows I’m Chelsea through and through,” Terry told Chelsea’s 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.”
“We are delighted John will spend another year at the club,” Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck added.
“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.”
Since signing for Chelsea at age 14 in 1998, Terry has made 703 first-team appearances, the third-highest in the club’s history, with a club-record 570 of those as captain.
Having won 78 England caps before retiring in 2012, the defender has won four Premier League title, five FA Cups, three League Cups, a Europa League and the Champions League, although he was suspended for that final triumph against Bayern Munich.