According to reports from The Times, Jose Mourinho is in line to sign a four year contract extension at Chelsea. The Portuguese still has two years remaining in his contract but the Blues hierarchy are desperate to secure his long term future with the club.
Mourinho had earlier claimed that he is interested to commit to the London club beyond his present deal. Chelsea though face a busy schedule involving three matches in the next week due to which talks have been put on hold till the end of the season.
Any increase on Mourinho’s annual salary of £8.5m is set to be discussed in the summer and it subject to winning any silverware this season. Mourinho had earlier failed to win any trophy last term but the club are in pole position to secure the Premier League title this season as of now. They lead Manchester City by 7 points in the standings.
Should Mourinho sign the contract extension, captain John Terry is also confident that he will prolong his Chelsea career into an 18th season.
The English International is one of only three players at the club alongside Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic, to have started all of the side’s league games to date this term. Terry had earlier signed a new one-year contract last summer and it would be interesting to see if the London side offer another similar deal to the 34 year old.
Terry said, “The club know my position, hopefully I know theirs and it will get done. No talks have happened yet between myself and the club, but we both respect each other’s position.”
Elsewhere the Guardian reports that three Chelsea fans who were filmed as chnating they they linked being racist in Paris have been suspended from entering club grounds.