Terry broke down in tears days before signing a new deal .

Fans mock 'news' that John Terry is staying at Chelsea

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John Terry crying in front of Chelsea fans on the final day of the season has just become even more ridiculous. 

The Blues skipper said goodbye to Stamford Bridge after the 1-1 draw with Leicester, only for the club to reveal that he has now signed a new contract within a matter of days. 

What a shock. 


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Fans rip into Terry 

So, whether his emotional send-off was just a way of pulling at Roman Abramovich's heart strings to make that contract a little bit more lucrative, we will never really know. 

All we do know is 'JT' will be at Chelsea next season, though he himself says the deal offers a different role, and it remains to be seen whether he will be a regular starter. 

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But regardless of the terms, everyone knew he would be back, which rival fans have been pretty quick to point out - also making an extra effort to mock his 'leaving' speech and party, which will presumably return again at the end of next season, and who knows, maybe every season thereafter. 

No-one surprised

Terry has reportedly turned down big bucks from China to stay at his boyhood club, with whom he has had a 21-year association. 

He might have got a reaction out of the Chelsea faithful on that one, but the news of his decision has underwhelmed a lot of Premier League fans, who either knew he was staying, don't care, or perhaps wish he wasn't - or maybe a combination of all three. 

On the bright side, he can console himself with the knowledge that the last thing he ever did for Chelsea was not getting sent off against Sunderland. 

The suspension looked like it had ruled him out of what would have been his final two games, but he's now been given a chance to put that right. 

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The saga ends

Fortunately for the skipper, it is Antonio Conte's opinion that matters, and he is said to have been pivotal in convincing the club to offer the deal. The incoming boss wants leaders in the dressing room, and Terry certainly fits that description. 

Yet, exactly what the point of this saga was, is unclear. Terry kicked it all off after the FA Cup win over MK Dons, announcing the club didn't want to extend his deal. Months of begging must have followed, only for the inevitable to have finally been confirmed.

At least it's all over - for another year, at least. 

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