John Terry
Terry has been very impressive this seasonReuters

Chelsea captain John Terry has extended his stay at Stamford Bridge for another season by inking a new one-year deal, the West London club have confirmed.

The 34-year-old's future had been subject to a lot of speculations due to him being on the final year of his Chelsea contract.

However, Terry, who has been in terrific form this season, had insisted that he would be "fighting" for his career at Stamford Bridge.

Later Blues boss Jose Mourinho had said that he could "guarantee" that the former England captain would be offered a new contract.

And now Chelsea have confirmed that Terry has signed a one-year extension.

"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," read a statement in the Blues official website.

The 34-year-old expressed his delight at extending his stay at Stamford Bridge.

"I'm delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea," Terry told the club's official website. "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."

Mourinho insists that this new contract was handed to Terry due to him still performing for the Blues despite him being 34 years old.

"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."

Terry has not looked back since making his debut for Chelsea in 1998, making 661 appearances and scoring 63 goals (a club record for a defender) for the West London club in all competitions.

This season the defender has started in all of Chelsea's 29 Premier League games so far as the Blues sit six points clear (with a game in hand) at the top of the Premier League table.

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