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John Terry staying? Chelsea boss says team open to contract talks with departing legend

In spite of John Terry‘s recent revelation that Chelsea do not plan to re-sign him at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, Blues manager Guus Hiddink is apparently hearing none of it and says the team can still salvage talks with the 18-year veteran to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

According to the Metro, Hiddink stated this week that the club is still open to having talks with the veteran defender even after he made his announcement that he would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season but continuing his football career elsewhere.

‘It was sad by John [the announcement],’ said Hiddink.

‘He is entitled to his decision after his contract ends – at the end of the season he can make up his mind.

‘On the other hand, and I don’t want to overvalue this, there is the club side who still wants to have the open dialogue and open door.

‘It was surprising that he did it. There was no specific decision made. It is early, you have to see what is going on with the transition of the manager as well.’

Hiddink may need to worry about his own future at Chelsea, as the interim manager of the club is by no means a lock to have his ‘interim’ tag removed at the end of the season. Chelsea have not lost a match in the Premier League since taking over the job for Jose Mourinho in mid-December.

Terry is already attracting offers from clubs around the world, with clubs in Qatar and China already believed to be readying offers for the 35-year-old back.

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