Blues may only offer England man a one-year contract.
Chelsea skipper John Terry is hopeful of starting talks with the West London club’s hierarchy over a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge at the end of this season, according to reports in the Guardian.
The veteran defender’s present contract with the Blues only runs until May 2014, but as yet the club have not opened discussions with the player over a new long-term deal that would see Terry end his illustrious career in the capital.
The former England international captain has spent his entire playing career with Chelsea, having joined the Premier League giants in 1998, and in the intervening 15 years the centre back has featured in 568 matches for the club, most as their skipper.
However, this season has been one of Terry’s most inconsistent at the Bridge, with the player having suffered two separate knee injuries that have curtailed his appearances for Chelsea.
In fact, the 32-year-old has featured in just 12 Premier League matches for the team, and 24 games in all competitions, both a record low for Terry since he first became a regular in the side in 2000.
But nonetheless, it is still expected that Chelsea will offer Terry a new deal this summer, although it is likely to only be a one-year contract.