John Terry is set to be offered a new contract at Chelsea, which will rule out the chance of him either retiring, or moving to another club at the end of the current season, according to Sky Sports.
Speaking after the former England captain netted his first goal of the season in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham, manager Jose Mourinho said: "I think he always has a future the way he is playing - he has a future here, in China, or wherever he wants to have a future.
"He is a very good player and very good players have no problems with their contracts. I think the fact that he knows that I like him has been important. I trust the player. This is important."
There have been question marks in the past regarding Terry's fitness, with the player missing games on occasions where congested fixture lists have been considered too much for him.
He was also unable to play in a number of games last season due to injury problems.
In reference to leaving Terry's fitness, Mourinho said: "In his head he knows if I leave him out I am trying to do the best thing for him and the best thing for the team so he is not under this pressure he was in other years.
"Physically we are working very well with him. I think he is in good condition and he is a brilliant boy."
Under previous manager Rafael Benitez, the 32-year-old - even when fit - did not always feature.
With Chelsea's cautious approach to offering players over the age of 30 a new contract, Terry will undoubtedly be pleased with Mourinho's comments.
The extension will be welcomed by the majority of Blues fans, who see Terry as something of a cult hero at Stamford Bridge.
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