Jose Mourinho confident Chelsea stars will get new deals

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said the club will sit down with John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole at the end of the season to discuss new contracts.

According to, the Chelsea manager is not concerned by reports that link the experienced Stamford Bridge trio with moves at the end of the season.

All three are out of contract next summer, but Mourinho expects the club to offer new deals at some point before the conclusion of the current campaign.

"It's a situation that doesn't worry me or the club and I think, doesn't worry the players," Mourinho said.

"Their desire to play for this club, nobody has doubts about it.

"Everything is very calm [and] at the end of the season - probably before that - the offer will be on the table.

"Probably last season was more complicated. John was not playing, Lampard was almost signing a contract with LA Galaxy and he was not also feeling important in the team.

"In the moment the situation is very, very clear. They trust the club; we trust the players.

"For sure, without conflict, the best decision for us and them will be taken."

Lampard came close to leaving Chelsea last summer after failing to make much of an impression on the first team under interim manager Rafael Benitez.

LA Galaxy confirmed their interest, but Lampard stayed put following the return of Mourinho.

Likewise, John Terry has returned to favour under Mourinho and is now the club's first-choice alongside Gary Cahill at the back following David Luiz's poor run of form.

Ashley Cole has been on the sidelines recently - like Luiz he was dropped following the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle - but Mourinho has said he expects him to fight for his place at Chelsea.

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