Chelsea skipper John Terry has revealed his determination to earn a new one-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Having seen former team-mates Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard see their contracts expire at the club, Terry is keen to extend his stay with his beloved Blues.
The former England skipper has enjoyed a fine season so far and manager Jose Mourinho has intimated it is a matter of when and not if the centre-back is offered fresh terms.
Terry is not willing to take anything for granted but the 34-year-old is more determined than ever to secure a new short-term contract.
He told Sky Sports: “No talks have happened yet but the club know my position. Hopefully I know theirs and it will get done.
“I think we both respect the position. There are a lot more important players to sort out. Eden Hazard has just signed a new contract and, for me, that’s the most important for the club.
“I want to stay and hopefully my performances are showing that, and they can keep me.”
Terry will have another chance to impress in the Blues shirt when they host relegation-haunted Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Chelsea, who sit at the top of the Premier League table with seven points between themselves and Manchester City, are 1.20 to win, 6.73 to draw, and 11.35 to suffer an upset against the Clarets this weekend.