The veteran defender’s current contract at Chelsea expires in the summer after having signed just a one-year deal at the end of last season.
Though the 34 year-old is still yet to be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge, boss Jose Mourinho has maintained that the skipper will remain at the club next season.
“Before the end of the season [it will be sorted] for sure but what I can guarantee is he will be a Chelsea player next season because I know what my board tells me and the player tells me so no doubt he is going to get his contract.”
The Portuguese tactician added that he is not under any pressure to find a replacement for Terry as he feels the defender still has “years” left in him.
“Everyone of these big guys are difficult to replace,” he added.
“But at the same time you still have the player and he is still an important player but you have to start thinking what next.
“That is the best way to do things. Sometimes you have the solution around the corner and sometimes you have to look outside your club.
“But this is a process we can take our time with because John is proving again this season that he is a player for years.
“When I came back last year he was coming from a difficult period but last year he was good and this year even better.
“So, normally, he has time to enjoy his football with us. At the same time, he gives us time to think about what next.”
By Phil Wellbrook