Mourinho: Terry to stay at Chelsea, Cech future unclear

Jose Mourinho has revealed John Terry will receive a new contract from Chelsea but the manager is less sure about the future of goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to the Guardian.

Terry, who captained Chelsea on Sunday as they lifted the Capital One Cup, has spoken publically about his desire to sign a new deal with the Premier League leaders. The 34-year-old’s existing contract expires this summer and has yet to be offered fresh terms by the club, suggesting that the lack of a settled future is what has produced his good form this season.

Mourinho has said, however, that Terry will stay at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future and expects the skipper to be made an offer by the club long before the end of the current campaign. “Yes, it will be before the end of the season, for sure,” Mourinho said at a Press conference. “What I can guarantee is that he will be a Chelsea player next season.”

But Mourinho couldn’t offer the same assurance regarding Cech, the long-serving goalkeeper who this season has had his place in the starting XI usurped by Thibaut Courtois. Cech, who moved to Chelsea in 2004, is out of contract in the summer of 2016 and Mourinho wants him to stay at the club, but admitted the 32-year-old could this summer push to join a club at which he would be first choice.

“He will make his decision and when he makes that decision I think he’s very mature, making what he feels is the best decision for him and his future,” Mourinho said of Cech. “I will just wait, wishing his decision is to stay. If he tells me he wants to leave I will tell him my opinion, that he is one of the three best goalkeepers in the world, so it would take huge money to sign him.”

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