Chelsea boss hints at fresh deal for ageing star

Jose Mourinho has hinted that he would like to see Chelsea extend John Terry’s contract at Stamford Bridge.

The 33-year-old Blues skipper has featured in all but two of the Londoners’ 20 unbeaten games this season, building on his formidable partnership with Gary Cahill at the back.

Since Mourinho’s return to Chelsea last summer Terry has been a key player, with the Portuguese coach known to be a huge fan of the commanding enforcer – whom he tied down to a new one-year deal prior to the current season.

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But with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole having been released a matter of months ago, the current Premier League leaders are known to be ruthless with well-paid, ageing stars, and it’s been suggested by some that the current captain may also be ushered out of the door next year.

But Mourinho has hinted that he would like to keep his defender, and that the club know how he feels:

“It’s not the time to speak about it.” He is quoted by The Independent. “He knows what I think and feel, the board also knows.”

Terry has been a Chelsea player for his entire senior career, with a short loan spell at Nottingham Forest in 2000 the only time he’s spent away from the club.