Chelsea captain John Terry is not being offered a new contract and will leave the club at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old defender, who joined the club at the age of 14, has won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League with the Blues.
“Ideally I would have loved to stay, but the club’s moving in a different direction,” he said.
Terry also said he will continue his playing career, but not with another English club.
“I couldn’t play for another Premier League club. It will be elsewhere for sure,” added the former England captain.
“I feel as though I’m in great nick, I’m playing great and I’ve got a couple of years to go. It’ll just be elsewhere.
“The club will move on. No player is ever bigger than the club. No doubt they’ll sign one or two great centre-backs.”
More to follow.