John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard Close To New Chelsea Deals

It appears that Chelsea’s senior players would still be part of the team’s plans until they are a lot older. On Friday, during Chelsea’s pre-match … Continue reading John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard Close To New Chelsea Deals


Chelsea JT-FL-ACIt appears that Chelsea’s senior players would still be part of the team’s plans until they are a lot older.

On Friday, during Chelsea’s pre-match press conference before their game with Sunderland, Assistant Manager, Steve Holland, gave an update on contract negotiations with some of the Blues’ veteran stars.

According to Holland, who was standing in for manager Jose Mourinho, at his request, contract talks with 33 year old captain, John Terry, were ongoing and new contracts for Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard were also being discussed.

“John has had an outstanding season; we have the best defensive record in the Premier League and he’s played in almost all of that and been a major part of it all,” Holland said.

“I know that John wants to stay at Chelsea, and Chelsea want John to stay, so hopefully that situation can be concluded amicably over the next few weeks. It’s the same situation (with Lampard and Cole), we’re dealing with not just normal players, but magnificent servants for this club over a long period. So, full respect will be given for those players.”

The wage demands might be the only stumbling block, as reports stated Terry might have to take a pay cut in order to stay on at Stamford Bridge. As for Cole and Lampard, they are in slightly less advantageous position when it comes to contract talks.

Terry, this season, and at times, Lampard, have shown that they still have a lot to offer.