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Jose Mourinho admits to uncertainty over legends future at Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits he's not sure if Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry will be at the club next season.

The trio, who have been at the heart of the club's success over the past decade, are all out of contract in the summer.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea's final game of the season against Cardiff this weekend, Mourinho admitted he is in the dark over the three's future, although he said he 'hoped' that they would remain at Stamford Bridge next season.

'I don't know but I don't think so,' said Mourinho when asked if Cardiff would be their last game. 'The club knows my opinion.'

Terry appears the most likely of all three to remain at Chelsea next season after a sterling campaign at the heart of the Blues' defence.

Both Lampard and Cole agreed one-year extensions to their contracts last summer after speculation which suggested they could be on their way out of the club.

Cole in particular looks in danger of being let go after being relegated to the bench this season. Right-back Cesar Azpilicueta has replaced him on the left-hand side of defence, meaning there are plenty of question marks over his future.

Lampard, who is now Chelsea's all-time leading goal scorer, has previously been linked with a move to America to play in MLS. The veteran midfielder is unlikely to feature on Sunday because of an illness.

'Frank Lampard is ill, he is in bed,' Mourinho said.

He added: 'Maybe in a few years he will have a statue where Peter Osgood is. He's one of the biggest players (in the history) of this club.

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