Chelsea captain John Terry is hoping to sign a new deal as well as finishing his career at the club.

Terry’s current contract expires at the end of the season and the center-back says it’s up to the Blues hierarchy to decide his future.

“Clearly, I want to stay for the rest of my footballing days,” he told Sky Sports.

“At the minute we’re in talks and it’s ongoing. I’m hoping it gets done. It’s down to the club. They know I want to stay.”

The former English international is also expected to feature in Chelsea’s Champions League second-leg tie against Atletico Madrid tonight and is ready to walk out of the Stamford Bridge tunnels.

A 0-0 away first leg result saw Terry injured during the second half, casting doubts over his availability for tonight’s fixture.

But Blues manager Jose Mourinho was sweating to get his star defender back for the clash, and Terry was considered pass fit.

“After I went down (in Madrid), I knew it was something a bit more serious,” the 33-year-old said. “After the game I wasn’t feeling great about it and the scan told me it wasn’t great.

“Myself and the physios gave it everything over the weekend and on the Sunday I went out and trained with the boys who stayed back (from Liverpool).

“On Monday I did a full session and (on Tuesday) I did a full session, and touch wood I’ve had no reaction.

“There’s nothing bigger than the Champions League and I’m always determined.”

Terry has been in great form this season, but insists he will not make a U-turn and play for his national side.

 

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