Chelsea open talks with Terry over new contract

Chelsea have begun negotiations with John Terry over a new contract, with the captain’s current deal set to come to an end in the summer, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Terry, who has spent his whole career at Chelsea and win many trophies over the past decade, has re-established himself as a regular in the starting XI this season after only appearing sporadically in the Premier League under interim boss Rafael Benitez last season. This time around, he has made 37 appearances, scoring two goals.

The new contract is expected to only last a year, due to Chelsea’s policy of only offering one-year deals to players over the age of 30. It also looks likely that Terry will have to take a slight pay cut from his current £150,000 per-week wages.

Manager Jose Mourinho has urged the club to do everything they can to keep Terry, who has been the subject of interest from foreign clubs, who may be able to offer the Chelsea skipper more substantial wages than the Blues. Despite that, Terry is expected to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

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