John Terry
John Terry signed up until the end of next seasonGetty

John Terry has signed a contract extension at Chelsea that will keep him at the club until the end of next season.

The 34-year-old's current deal was due to expire at the end of the current season.

Terry said via a statement on the Chelsea website: "I'm delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea.

"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."

Chelsea operate under a policy of only offering players over the age of 30 one-year contracts.

Manager Jose Mourinho has remained adamant throughout the season that his skipper would sign a new deal.

And the Portuguese coach has indicated the 34-year-old will continue to remain a fixture in this first team next season.

"This new contract is not to say "thank you very much"; it is because John continues to perform," the Chelsea boss said.

"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 won 13 major honours at Stamford Bridge since making his debut in 1998, winning the Champions League, Europa League, three Premier League titles, five FA Cup trophies and three Capital One Cup victories.