Retirement an option for Terry

16 May 2017 03:45:58 EST

John Terry has admitted he could retire from football once his contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the season.

The 36-year-old will not be offered a new deal when his current one expires in June, bringing the curtain down on over two decades at the west London club, during which time he has made 716 appearances.

The former England international has captained the Blues to five Premier League titles, although he has played a severely limited role in their latest championship success.

Terry will get his hands on the title this Sunday on his final Chelsea appearance against Sunderland and admits he has given thought to calling it a day following the end of the season.

"I've not ruled out Sunday being my last game and retiring from football," he told Sky Sports.

"If the right offer comes along I will sit down and consider it with my family - whether that's here or abroad.

"Genuinely I haven't made any decisions yet and I'm evaluating all my options at the moment."

Plenty of Premier League managers have expressed an interest in signing Terry when he becomes a free agent.

Blues boss Antonio Conte believes Terry can continue to play at the highest level, claiming his performance in Monday's 4-3 win over Watford was a reminder of his qualities.

"He is a great man. He helped me a lot in my first season. He had a fantastic role on and off the pitch," said the Italian.

"Against Watford he showed he can continue to play. I'm pleased for him, he scored a great goal."

Terry will hope he can score again on his final appearance for Chelsea against Sunderland on Sunday, a game the champions are 1/9 to win.

The Blues are 80/1 to retain their Premier League title next season.

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