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Transfer news: Chelsea captain John Terry hoping for new deal

Last Updated: 29/04/14 10:23pm

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John Terry: Chelsea captain fit for Atletico Madrid showdown

John Terry: Chelsea captain fit for Atletico Madrid showdown

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John Terry has confirmed he is hoping to sign a new deal with Chelsea and finish his career at the club.

Terry's current contract ends this summer and the Chelsea skipper - who will be back in the team for Wednesday night's UEFA Champions League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid - says the ball is now in the Blues' court.

"Clearly, I want to stay for the rest of my footballing days," he said.

"At the minute we're in talks and it's ongoing. I'm hoping it gets done. It's down to the club. They know I want to stay."

"At the minute we're in talks and it's ongoing. I'm hoping it gets done. It's down to the club. They know I want to stay."
John Terry

Terry, meanwhile, says he is fit and raring to go for the second leg with Atletico at Stamford Bridge.

The first leg was drawn 0-0 in Madrid, and Terry was injured midway through the second half of that match.

The problem forced him to miss Chelsea's Premier League match at Liverpool last weekend, although the Blues went on to win 2-0 without him with a defensive master-class.

Boss Jose Mourinho was desperate to have his talismanic captain back for Wednesday's showdown, and Terry has been passed fit.

"After I went down (in Madrid), I knew it was something a bit more serious," the 33-year-old said. "After the game I wasn't feeling great about it and the scan told me it wasn't great.

"Myself and the physios gave it everything over the weekend and on the Sunday I went out and trained with the boys who stayed back (from Liverpool).

"On Monday I did a full session and (on Tuesday) I did a full session, and touch wood I've had no reaction.

"There's nothing bigger than the Champions League and I'm always determined."

Terry has been in fine form this season, and that has led to speculation that he might come out of international retirement and make himself available for England at the World Cup.

But he insists there will be no U-turn.

"I think this season's gone very well personally for myself," said Terry, who quit international football amid the Anton Ferdinand race row.

"(But) for me, 100 per cent, I'm going to be on my holidays in the summer - I'm going to be nowhere else.

"I certainly wish the England side and Roy (Hodgson, the England manager) the very best."

Watch Chelsea v Atletico Madrid live on Sky Sports 1 on Wednesday, with coverage from 7pm.

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