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John Terry earns new one-year Chelsea contract

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Chelsea captain John Terry will stay at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future, with a new one-year contract set to be handed to the 34-year-old according to the Daily Star.

There had been some doubts about the former England international's future given that his contract expires at the end of the season, but that looks like it is all about to change. 

Start

Terry has had a strong start to the season at the heart of Chelsea's defence and will be rewarded for not letting his standards drop - despite the fact that the Blues tend to let their older players leave regardless of their standing at the club.

Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole were shown the door at Stamford Bridge, while Didier Drogba was also allowed to walk away, although he has since returned to west London.

Confirmation

Jose Mourinho confirmed that the wheels were in motion to hand Terry a new contract after Chelsea's 2-0 win over West Ham on Boxing Day - a game in which the defender found the back of the net.

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The Special One said:  "He's indestructible. I repeat the same as I said a couple of weeks ago, he's a happy guy, he's playing well, he likes his team-mates, likes the manager, he works well. It's a very happy group and I think John feels very, very well.

"There are no doubts that he is going to get another contract. I know that, he knows that.

Formality

"We in the club, in the board, we know that and I think also you have to feel that. Without us confirming anything you have to feel that. He's a very important player in the team so the next contract sooner or later will come. It's a formality."

The Star report that although Terry wanted the security of a two-year option, he has accepted a short contract and will earn roughly the same as the £175,000-per-week that he is currently on.

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