BBC Sport has a reassuring piece of news for Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern, as they claim that Jose Mourinho is unconcerned over the future of three of his players.
Veteran stars Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole all have contracts that are coming to an end soon, yet the Special One does not seem to see this as a problem.
Of course, as one of our punters quips, why would he, with the players wanting to remain at the club and the manager being happy with them.
Yes, Cole has been out of the team in recent weeks, but there is no denying his star quality and experience, and even if the club were to land Luke Shaw, Cole would be a massive draw in the deal, being the young starlet’s role model.
Mourinho claimed:”It’s a situation that doesn’t worry me or the club and, I think, doesn’t worry the players,
“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.”
He also spoke about his role in keeping Frank Lampard at the club, after Rafael Benitez made the midfielder feel so unwanted he nearly considered signing a contract with LA Galaxy.
Mourinho said: “The opinion was to wait. Trust yourself, wait, play. If somebody has doubts, try to show in the last part of the season how important you still can be for the club and do what you really want to do.”
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