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John Terry signs one-year contract extension with Chelsea

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We got this done earlier than last year, when we waited until the middle of May to give the captain a new deal.  Go team!

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce that John Terry has signed a new contract, extending his stay until the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

-source: Chelsea FC

Terry has performed at or near his best ever since Jose Mourinho's return, so none of this should be surprising.  The one-year extension conforms to and continues the club's established policy of giving just one-year deals to players over 30.

"This new contract is not to say "thank you very much"; it is because John continues to perform. He is a top defender. I am happy that he completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Chelsea FC

There's no word on salary just yet.  Presumably, it will be the same as this season.

"I'm delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea. After adding another major trophy to my collection this month I hope myself, the players and manager can continue to bring success to our club."

"Playing for this great club makes me so proud. And as always I would like to thank the fans who have continually supported me."

-John Terry; source: Chelsea FC


NB. With that sorted, Chelsea now only have one first-team player with an expiring contract this summer: Didier Drogba.

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