Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho discusses John Terry’s future

Jose Mourinho is sure that John Terry will sign a contract extension with Chelsea in the coming months

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Chelsea captain John Terry Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho is confident that John Terry will put pen to paper on a new Chelsea contract before the end of the season.

The 34-year-old centre-half’s current deal expires at the end of the current campaign and the veteran defender is yet to be offered a new contract by the west London club.

However, Mourinho says that the Blues are confident of tying their captain down to a new extension before the summer.

Speaking at a news conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Friday afternoon, Mourinho said: “Everybody wants to stay, especially him. He’s been here all his life.

“He accepted the politics here that after a certain age to go year by year [with contracts]. He accepted it with a smile and as a challenge.

“Last season he won that challenge by performing so well and getting a one year extension. This year he is winning the challenge and the right of getting another one year extension. It’s what the club wants, what John wants and what is going to happen.”

Terry has been in fine form for Jose Mourinho’s men this season. He has started all 25 of the Blues’ Premier League games to help them build a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

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The Chelsea captain has scored three goals in the top flight this season, while also notching up two goals and two assists during the Champions League group stage.

Chelsea’s next game is a Premier League clash with Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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