Chelsea legend reveals date for planned retirement

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Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that he believes he has three more years left at the top level as his future at Stamford Bridge is still uncertain.

The former England international’s current contract with the club expires at the end of the season, and although it was claimed that a renewal wouldn’t be on the table, the two parties are understood to be continuing discussions.

While Terry conceded that ultimately the decision lies with the Blues, he has made his intentions clear in terms of how long he believes that he can continue to perform at the top level.

“I’m probably feeling in the last three or four years the best physical condition that I’ve ever been in,” he said, according to Sky Sports.

“As a youngster you take it for granted; you eat what you want, you can train, have a rest, but when you get older you can’t. You can’t eat the pastas, the breads, it all goes out of the window. The sleep too.

“That aspect of it has a big impact, and I’ve certainly seen the impact of that. But listen, I’ve definitely got two or three years left in me, as I said before I would be gutted if it wasn’t for Chelsea, and if not it will be somewhere else for sure.”

Terry went on to reveal that he wouldn’t be able to play for another Premier League club given his connection and love for Chelsea, but conceded that he wasn’t sure what the next move would be if the current Premier League champions opted not to extend his stay.

Italy, MLS, China and Qatar have all been touted as possible options, but it appears as though his primary focus is on helping Guus Hiddink’s men end the season in strong fashion.

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