Mourinho: Terry will be staying

Terry cast doubt over his Stamford Bridge future after the Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham when he admitted he could not be ‘100 per cent sure he would be offered a new deal’

Chelsea’s policy is that players over the age of 30 are only ever offered one-year extensions and the 34-year-old’s contract runs out at the end of the current campaign.

But, at his press conference ahead of Chelsea’s clash with West Ham on Wednesday, Mourinho said:??”I have no doubts he will be at Chelsea next season, from talking to my board and talking to the player. I know what they want.”

Terry signed his current deal 48 hours after the end of the 2013-14 season, when Chelsea said farewell to long-serving duo Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole.

But Mourinho expects Terry’s next season to come a little sooner, as he added:??”It will be before the end of the season, for sure.”