Morris angles for better deal

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JODI MORRIS has admitted he may have to leave Chelsea, with contract negotiations not going well for the midfielder.

Morris has become something of a peripheral figure for Chelsea since the arrival of Claudio Ranieri, but is reticent to leave the club he loves.

However, agent Jonathon Barnett admitted things were not looking hopeful after preliminary talks over a new deal.

"It's not looking promising," said Barnett.

"We don't expect to be top of the pay list but we don't believe we should be near the bottom.

"He would be down there simply because he signed his last contract four years ago.

"He could become a very good Bosman because I'm sure Chelsea would put a price of £3-4 million on him were he available for transfer."

Meanwhile, Graeme Le Saux is hopeful of getting a new deal at Stamford Bridge, and hinted he would seek a new home if he did not receive the right offer.

"I've 16 months left on my contract and I would hope that, if I continue to play as I have done, I will get offered another," said Le Saux.

"But I would move elsewhere in the country if I had to.

"I hope to play on for a few more years."