England veterans Rio Ferdinand and John Terry could both open contract talks with clubs Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

Ferdinand, 34, is expected to be handed a one-year deal, despite speculation that he would leave for China or the US at the end of the season.

Having been at the club for 11 years already, would like to extend his stay at Old Trafford to at least two more years, and a potential new United deal would also give him a chance to revive his England career.

He will from now on be handed short-term deals until the end of his United career as he moves later into his 30s. 

He has had a season comparatively unhampered by injuries and has been a standout performer in United's cruise to their 20th league title. 

It is understood that he had official offers to move overseas, but declined them in order not to unsettle his young family.

Meanwhile, Chelsea club captain John Terry's representatives will begin talks about a new contract this summer with west London club Chelsea. Terry, 32, told reporters: "I've got a year left at Chelsea after this.

"They may sit down with me once the season has finished and we'll start talking then. Whether it's a yes or a no I'll continue to give my very best until my contract finishes."

His current contract expires in 2014. According with club policy, as he is over the age of 30, he will only be offered one-year contracts. 

Unlike Ferdinand, Terry's campaign has been troubled by injuries, which have forced him into a lengthy spell on the sidelines in which he had to miss the FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City.

Terry retired from international football last summer after his controversial role in the racism row with Ferdinand's brother Anton.

There is still no news from either club on new deals for club legends Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard.


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