Mourinho confident Terry will stay at Chelsea beyond summers
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has asked the fans to remain calm as he expects the club captain John Terry to extend his contract this summer. The rumor mill suggests Terry is eyeing a move away from Chelsea this summer.
Terry has remained in the mist whilst such speculation makes the fans and the club’s administration consider what move the former England international will make next. The defender is expected to be in contact with other clubs, which means Terry could be assessing new offers.
Mourinho insists he expected Terry to remain at Chelsea beyond this summer, although after a couple of controversial years in England the veteran center back could pull the unexpected and move to foreign soil.
Terry has been in impressive form for Chelsea this season. The skipper led the Blues to their eighth consecutive clean sheet at home in all competitions following a 3-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.
The win brought an end to Chelsea’s run of two straight defeats; the first one coming at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and the second one against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
There are no reports of contract talks from Chelsea or Terry regarding an extension. Terry’s current contract expires this June, which means a deal could be reached in the summers, although it might not guarantee Terry first-team action.
The 33-year-old could look for a foreign move where he is offered more chances to play in the first-team. Mourinho remains confident Terry will opt to stay even if he is awarded lesser time on the field.
“The only idea I have is that the manager wants him to stay but the contracts are between the player and the club,” Mourinho told the media. “I never have any involvement in this.
“They will find the right moment. The club knows I want him to stay. The club wants him to stay, he wants to stay, so normally he is staying.”
A report in the Mail on Sunday suggested that Terry had been offered a one year contract extension. However, the catch in the deal was that Terry’s salary had been reduced. This could be the primary topic of controversy between the club and Terry.