Jose Mourinho has revealed that John Terry will be offered a new contract to stay at Chelsea.
The 34-year-old Blues skipper’s current deal expires at the end of the season, yet there have been some doubts surrounding his future following the club’s actions last summer.
Chelsea are known to have adopted a ruthless approach when it comes to wages and length of contract – maximum of one year – for players over the age of 30, which saw Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole both released.
But it appears that Terry will be presented with fresh terms, after Jose Mourinho revealed that he believes negotiations will be successful:
“There are no doubts that he is going to get another contract. I know that, he knows that.” He is quoted by BBC Sport.
“He’s a very important player in the team, so the next contract sooner or later will come.”
Terry has made almost 650 appearances for the west London club, and has been as vital as ever this term as Chelsea sit at the top of the Premier League table.
Mourinho recently heaped special praise on his captain by revealing that he’s playing as well as he did when the Stamford Bridge outfit claimed the title in 2005 – his first stint as manager of the club.