John Terry
Terry has been very impressive this seasonReuters

Chelsea captain is confident that he will be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge even though he admits that the West London club have not yet opened contractual talks with him.

The 34-year-old defender, who is currently in the final year of his contract at Chelsea, has been one of the main reasons behind Blues' success in the Premier League and other competitions this season.

Apart from his defending duties, Terry has also been impressive on the attack, scoring some match winning goals for the Blues this season.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has repeatedly indicated that Terry will be retained for another season, and the former England defender, who has been at Stamford Bridge since 1995, is also confident that he will be offered a new deal despite admitting that the club have not approached him as yet.

"The club know my position, I know theirs and it will hopefully get done," said Terry, according to Goal. "No talks have happened yet but we both respect the position."

Terry is hopeful that the club will open talks with him once they are done wrapping up the deals of the more "important players".

"There are a lot of more important players than me - [Eden] Hazard's one that's just been done - and that's the most important thing for the club."

"Without them even telling me that, I know that's the priority for them and hopefully they'll be knocking on the door soon. I want to stay. My performances are showing that and hopefully they can keep me."

Although French defender Kurt Zouma is fighting tooth and nail with him and Gary Cahill for a spot in Chelsea's starting eleven, Terry insists that the competition is helping him perform better.

"When you see the young boys come in - Kurt has been a revelation - they're young, fit, strong and hungry and it makes it even more difficult," he added. "But in the same way, myself, Stevie [Gerrard], Rio [Ferdinand] and Lamps have looked after ourselves for the last five, six years and it's helping us in our later careers."

Finally the 34-year-old centre-back says that he is not thinking about retirement, insisting that he is taking one season at a time.

"Hopefully one more season and we'll see how we go. I'm taking it year-by-year."

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