Despite reported interest from Galatasaray, Chelsea are in no rush to open new contract talks with captain John Terry.
The former England skipper has been heavily linked with a move to Turkey, with Galatasaray reportedly prepared to meet his £170,000-a-week salary.
Terry's contract is due to expire at the end of the season, and despite the interest, it's understood the centre-back is keen to remain at Stamford Bridge beyond the current campaign.
The Evening Standard report that Chelsea are yet to open talks with Terry and will not make a decision until later in the season.
The Blues have a strict policy of only offering 12-month extensions to players who are over 30. There is no timescale for when talks will start but manager Jose Mourinho will play a key part in the decision and will recommend to the board whether he wants to keep Terry.
Significantly, the duo have a very strong bond and Terry has started every League game since Mourinho returned as manager in the summer.
Asked last month about the prospect of staying, Terry said: “The most important thing is playing. We don’t really know [about the contract]. But now I’m playing well. Hopefully everything else takes care of itself.”Reuse content