Chelsea have announced that captain John Terry has been offered a one year contract extension despite speculation that he could be on his way to the MLS.
The 35-year-old is yet to make a decision but has been vocal about the disappointment of not being offered the extension earlier in the season.
Matt Hughes of The Times reports that Terry has been offered the new contract on heavily reduced wages but has since gone away to think over the offer.
Rumours insist that Terry was on his way to the MLS, joining former England internationals Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in the rapidly expanding American league.
Having risen through the youth ranks and won 14 major trophies with the Blues, it’s unlikely that Terry will leave unless he’s forced out the door.
Despite struggling with fitness just two seasons ago, the centre back was stalwart in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign last year.
While the team’s fortunes have certainly taken a turn for the worse, Terry remains one of the most consistent and reliable members of the squad.
He blocked 19 shots this season and made 38 interceptions, ranking him just inside the top thirty across all defenders in both categories.
Not bad for an old man eh?