John Terry: I want a new Chelsea contract, we’re in talks

The Stamford Bridge stalwart has confessed that he wants to continue at his boyhood club and that negotiations have taken place over a new deal.

John Terry has been rejuvenated this season under Jose Mourinho and continues to be an important man for Chelsea in their quest for honours.

The former England international is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer however, with question marks over what the future holds.

Terry has revealed that he wants to extend his stay at the west London club and that preliminary talks over a new contract for him have already taken place.

“It’s the club I’ve been at since 14, and I’ve been nowhere else,” the 33-year-old told reporters, published in The Daily Mail.

“I want to stay here for the rest of my footballing days. We’re in talks.

“We’ve had big games, so we haven’t spoken for a few weeks, but I hope it gets done. It’s down to the club but I want to stay and I hope something gets sorted out.”

Terry continued by stating that he was spurred on by doubters claiming that his days at the top level were over and paid tribute to Mourinho for getting the best out of him.

“A lot of people in football ruled me out a bit last year, thinking I wouldn’t be here for too much longer,” the defender stated.

“That spurs you on to do well and battle for the club you love. Whether that’s a year, two years, three years, I feel I have something to give next year. Beyond that, we don’t know. I hope so.

“The manager has played a massive part for me. We spoke in the summer once his deal was done. He’s very honest. He lets you know straight. If you’re not good enough, you won’t play. If you’re playing well, you keep your place.”

Terry has been passed fit to face Atletico Madrid tonight in the Blues’ Champions League semi-final second leg after picking up a knock in Spain.

If Chelsea can beat Diego Simeone’s men at home they will progress to the final to face Mourinho’s former employers Real Madrid.

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