Chelsea veteran set to remain at Stamford Bridge for at least one more year.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Chelsea captain John Terry will sign a new one-year contract extension at the club when this season comes to a close.
The Blues have a policy of offering players over the age of 30 contracts on a season-by-season basis, a policy Mourinho says is accepted by Terry who sees it as a challenge to get a new deal.
A challenge, it seems, the veteran defender has won, with Mourinho saying both the club and Terry want him to remain at Stamford Bridge for at least one more year.
“John accepted that we go year-after-year, with a smile. He accepted the challenge and he won it and he is winning the challenge and the right to get one more year,” said Mourinho in his pre-Burnley press conference, reports Daily Mail.
‘That is what the club wants, that’s what John wants and that is going to happen.”
Terry is one of the last elder-players left from Mourinho’s first spell in charge of the Blues, with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole exiting the club last season for pastures new when their contracts expired.
The skipper himself spoke earlier this week on the issue of his contract, saying he would be happy to get just a one-year contract but definitely wants to stay in west London.
“The club know my position,” said the former England captain, reports BBC.
“I want to stay. Hopefully my performances are showing that and they can keep me.
“I’ll be happy to get one year and then see how it goes. I’m taking it year by year. I haven’t got much choice.”
Terry would be the latest Chelsea star to sign and new contract as key members of the first team squad such as Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar extend their contracts.