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Chelsea captain not fazed by Monaco interest

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Chelsea skipper John Terry has quashed speculation he could join French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco this summer by announcing he would prefer to be offered a new contract at Stamford Bridge, reports The Metro.

The former England international is set to become a free agent at the conclusion of this season, meaning clubs could potentially snap him up for free after his current deal expires.

Terry has found himself right in the thick of the action under the second reign of Jose Mourinho having fallen out of favour with interim manager Rafael Benitez last campaign.

The 32-year-old centre-back, who insists form will outweigh his age as he hopes to secure a contract extension, has rewarded the Portuguese boss with a series of rock-solid performances in the heart of Chelsea's defence.

"The manager was honest with me at the start of the season and said, "Listen, if you play well and stay fit, you’ll be in the side," Terry explained.

"If that’s not the case, I won’t be in the side, which then puts everything else up in the air.

"I’m just concentrating on playing well, which I feel as if I’m doing at the moment.

"Hopefully everything else takes care of itself."

Terry, who joined the Chelsea youth ranks as a 14-year-old, has started in every Premier League fixture so far this term; leaving David Luiz and Gary Cahill to thrash it out for a slot alongside the Blues captain.

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