Terry to sign Chelsea deal in next few weeks; Lampard, Cole may stay
John Terry will hopefully complete terms on a new Chelsea contract "amicably" in the near future, according to assistant coach Steve Holland.
Former England centre-back Terry has reportedly been offered a new contract by the west London club but on half his current salary.
Holland rejected any suggestions of tension between the club and the 33-year-old Chelsea stalwart, and intimated that the Blues are also closing in on new deals for long-serving duo Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard.
"John has had an outstanding season; we have the best defensive record in the Premier League and he’s played in almost all of that and been a major part of it all," said Holland, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.
"I know that John wants to stay at Chelsea, and Chelsea want John to stay, so hopefully that situation can be concluded amicably over the next few weeks.
"It’s the same situation [with Lampard and Cole], we’re dealing with not just normal players, but magnificent servants for this club over a long period.
"So full respect will be given for those players."