Centre back should now be at the Bridge until June 2015.
Returning Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho will now have the final say as to whether experienced Blues captain John Terry is offered a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of his current contract which runs out next summer, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The veteran former England international has enjoyed an excellent start to the new campaign following the return of the self-styled ‘Special One’ to west London at the end of the previous season, with Terry even heading home Chelsea’s vital equaliser in their 1-1 draw with arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.
In fact, in total the 32-year-old has so far featured in seven matches for the Blues in all competitions under the Portuguese so far in this campaign, five of which came in the Premier League, and it is that run of consistent form at the back that is understood to have now convinced his manager to offer Terry a new one-year deal for next season.
Originally, it had been thought that Chelsea would not be prepared to offer a player that turns 33 on Dec 7 a contract renewal, with Terry’s current deal running out in June 2014, especially after both his loss of form and poor run with injuries in the previous campaign.
However, there has now been a dramatic U-turn on the club’s part, with owner Roman Abramovich believed to now be happy to keep the skipper at the Bridge until the summer of 2015 on ‘Mou’s’ recommendation.