Mourinho unworried about contracts for Chelsea veterans

Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and captain John Terry's deals are all due to expire at the end of the season but the Portuguese is relaxed and expects renewals to go ahead
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists that he is not worried by the fact Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole are nearing the end of their contracts.

The experienced trio, who boast 287 England caps between them, all have deals set to expire in the summer but the Portuguese expects them to renew in good time.

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"It's a situation that doesn't worry me or the club and, I think, doesn't worry the players," Mourinho told reporters.

"Their desire to play for this club, nobody has doubts about it.

"Everything is very calm [and], at the end of the season - probably before that - the offer will be on the table.

"Probably last season was more complicated. John was not playing, Lampard was almost signing a contract with LA Galaxy and he was not also feeling important in the team.

"In the moment the situation is very, very clear. They trust the club; we trust the players.

"For sure, without conflict, the best decision for us and them will be taken."