John Terry: Jose Mourinho says Chelsea will offer captain new deal
Chelsea captain John Terry will be offered a new contract by the Premier League leaders, according to Blues manager Jose Mourinho.
The former England skipper’s current deal expires at the end of the season.
Centre-half Terry, 34, has made more than 550 appearances for the London club since signing professional terms in 1998.
“I can guarantee he will be a Chelsea player next season,” said Mourinho. “No doubts he’s going to get his contract.”
Terry is likely to be offered a new one-year deal as Chelsea have a policy of awarding only 12-month extensions to players over the age of 30.
Named man of the match in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final after scoring the opening goal in his side’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, Terry said he wanted to stay at Stamford Bridge.
“If this is my last year, then I hope it goes out on a bang,” he said. “But I am feeling great at the minute and it would be the wrong time to go.”
Terry captained Chelsea to two Premier League titles in Mourinho’s first spell at Stamford Bridge but was not always selected by interim boss Rafael Benitez during an injury-troubled 2012-13 season.
The Blues lead the Premier League by five points with 12 games to play and have a game in hand on second-placed Manchester City.
They face West Ham at Upton Park on Wednesday.