John Terry all set to leave Chelsea at end of season

The central defender confirmed the news and said he would have wanted to stay.

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2016, 09:50 AM IST
John Terry all set to leave Chelsea at end of season

London: Chelsea captain John Terry is all set to leave the club after he wasn't offered a new contract.

The 34-year-old, who is the most successful captain in Chelsea's history, was informed about the decision before last week's 1-0 league win over Arsenal.

The central defender confirmed the news and said he would have wanted to stay.

"I was in last week before the Arsenal game and it (my contract) is not going to be extended," he said. "It's not going to be a fairytale ending, I'm not going to retire at Chelsea.

"Ideally I would have loved to stay, but the club's moving in a different direction. I needed to know now, like I have done every January, and sometimes it takes a couple of months to get done. Unfortunately, it was a 'no'.

Terry has helped Chelsea win four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the 2012 Champions League and the 2013 Europa League. He also captained England during a 78-cap career before he retired from international football in 2012.