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Chelsea open talks with Terry over contract.

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Chelsea are set to open swift talks with John Terry over a new contract at the Stamford Bridge. 

The central defender see’s his current deal come to an end in a few months, and Mourinho is keen to keep the Old Guard together for one more season. 

Terry, now aged 33 has been a rock in the heart of the Chelsea squad for well over a decade, and the Daily Telegraph reports that the defender is all set to sign a new deal at the Bridge. 

He has been playing some of the best football of his career, as the Blues have a six point lead at the top of the Premiership, with just 9 League games left. 

The former England captain has been linked with moves abroad, with clubs in continental Europe, and the American MLS all interested in Terry over recent months. 

However, Mourinho has clearly been impressed with Terry’s attitde towards the cause. 

He has won three Premier League titles, five FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League in 2012, during a superb 16 years at the club. 

Terry, may have to take a substancial pay cut for the deal, with Chelsea issuing a strict policy of only offering 1 year deals to those over the age of 30. 

Chelsea could also offer both Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard new deals, with Real Madrid interested in Cole, meanwhile, American clubs have been looking at the 35 year old. 

The Blues look set to offer a deal for Cole, as Gary Cahill also looks set to sign a new £100,000 a-week deal, while fellow defender Cesar Azpilicueta is understood to earn less than Josh McEachran, Patrick Bamford, and Nathanial Chalobah, who are all out on loan at Wigan Athletic, Derby County and Middlesbrough respectively. 

By Ben Reardon 

@BenReardon1

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