Chelsea captain John Terry has not been offered a new contract and looks set to leave at the end of the season.
BBC Sport reports that the 35-year-old defender, who joined the Blues at the age of 14 and played 696 games for the club, 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.
However, a Chelsea spokesman said Terry may be offered a new deal.
The former England captain hopes to continue his career, but not with another English club.
"It will be elsewhere for sure," said Terry. "I couldn't play for another Premier League club."
He added: "It's not going to be a fairytale ending. I'm not going to retire at Chelsea, which it took me a couple of days to get over."
Is he really going?
The club says it's too early to say.