Chelsea ask Terry to take pay cut as contract talks start – report

The Blues have opened negotiations with their talismanic defender over a new deal, according to The Telegraph.

The return of Jose Mourinho has had plenty of benefits this season, with the return to form of John Terry under his former coach one of the main things of note.

The former England captain has been a driving force in the west London club’s ascent to the top of the Premier League table and through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The veteran defender is out of contract in the summer, and with the Blues signing immensely talented young defender Kurt Zouma, Terry’s future has had question marks over it.

However, The Telegraph have stated today that Mourinho’s men have opened contract talks with the player and want him to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

The report states that the Blues will ask Terry to consider taking a pay cut from his current £150,000-a-week wages and will only offer the veteran a one-year deal.

The defender, who turned 33 in December, is said to want a longer deal and also has offers from overseas to consider.

Terry has spent his whole career at Chelsea, making over 600 appearances for his boyhood club.

He has been a mainstay in the Blues side this season, starting 28 Premier League games and scoring three goals.

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