Paulo Ferreira remains optimistic that he can finish his playing career at Chelsea despite not being a regular in the team.
The former Portugal international joined the Blues from Porto in 2004 and is approaching 200 appearances for the Premier League champions.
However, he has been in and out of Carlo Ancelotti's side this season and has not featured since the FA Cup exit at the hands of Everton last month.
He has a further two years remaining on his contract and the 32-year-old has no plans to play for another club.
Ferreira said: "I have been seven years here at Chelsea and it is the club where I have spent most time.
"My family are happy here, so let's see if I can finish playing here as well."
When he eventually does retire, Ferreira plans to establish an academy in Estoril in his native Portugal.
"I have in my mind to open an academy back home in my village," he said.
"I want to be involved in helping kids play football and to teach them what I have learned."