Mourinho hints at new deal for Terry

Jose Mourinho has hinted that Chelsea captain John Terry will be offered a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of the season.

The former England skipper, who turns 34 on Sunday, signed a one-year contract extension last summer – in keeping with the club’s policy of short-term deals for older players.

Manager Mourinho stopped short of saying the inspirational centre-half, who has made 18 appearances and scored two goals this season, would be staying.

But the Portuguese suggested Terry – exceptional during Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season – continues to be a valuable member of the squad.

“It is not time to talk about it, but he knows what I think and feel about him,” said Mourinho.

“The board also knows and we don’t feel the need to share it.”

Terry came through the youth ranks at Chelsea and made his debut against Aston Villa in a League Cup tie in 1998.

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