Desailly: Terry will sign new Chelsea deal

The centre-back has revealed he will not be signing a new deal, but the former Blues captain feels the story is still developing

Former Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly has predicted that John Terry will sign a new deal to remain at the club.

Terry claimed on Sunday his attempts to negotiate a new deal had been rebuffed by club executives, and the captain is now plotting a move at the end of the season.

Chelsea released a statement after the defender's comments claiming they remain open to retaining him, though it depends on the wishes of a new manager, who will replace current interim boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the season.

Desailly moved to Stamford Bridge in 1998, the season Terry made his debut for the senior squad, and the Frenchman hopes to see his former team-mate find a solution to stay at the club.

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"This is a story that has not finished," Desailly told the Daily Express. 

"The club are saying that they are still negotiating. 

"I think they will probably renew. There is more talking to be done."

Terry has claimed he will not leave Chelsea for another Premier League club. Major League Soccer and China are thought to be his most likely destinations come July.