New deals for Terry, Cole, Lampard
LONDON -- Chelsea hope to conclude new deals with John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole over the next few weeks, Blues assistant Steve Holland has revealed.
Holland also denied that there is any dispute between the club and Terry, despite reports that Chelsea had offered the captain a new contract but on half his current salary.
“John has had an outstanding season; we have the best defensive record in the Premier League and he's played in almost all of that and been a major part of it all,” Holland said.
“I know that John wants to stay at Chelsea, and Chelsea want John to stay, so hopefully that situation can be concluded amicably over the next few weeks.
“It's the same situation [with Lampard and Cole], we're dealing with not just normal players, but magnificent servants for this club over a long period. So full respect will be given for those players.”