Chelsea deny that talks have taken place over John Terry’s future and have insisted that any talks about his future will be made towards the end of the season Sky Sports report.
There have been reports in the last couple of days stating that Chelsea have held talks with Terry over his future and have not offered him a new contract, but instead would like him to continue on as a club ambassador or a coach according to the Times.
However, Sky Sports reports that Chelsea’s head of communications Steve Atkins stated that a meeting with Terry will take place near the end of the season.
“It’s a little early in the season for stories like this to come out. It is the kind of discussion that we have with players in the last year of their contract, but much later in the season.
“That discussion has not taken place between John and the club. It’s something that will be discussed later in the season, not for now”.
It was reported that Terry is keen to stay at Chelsea until the end of the season warding off rumors that he would be going to China in the January transfer window as reported by The Sun.
The 36-year-old has struggled to make the first team since getting injured in September shortly before manager Antonio Conte changed the formation to a back three.
While Terry has not been playing, manager Antonio Conte has stated that Terry is a vital leader of the squad and has been playing a key role in the dressing room.
“John is our captain and I think he is done a great job when he has played. Now he is not playing but he is helping me a lot in the changing room to send the right message to the players.
“He is injured but he is coming with us to every game, home and away, to transfer the right message. This is fantastic.”
Whether or not Terry leaves at the end of the season is yet to be seen but it is clear that Conte values Terry’s influence in the dressing room and the club.