Mourinho to decide on new deals for Terry, Lampard and Cole

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is set to make a decision on whether or not to offer veteran trio John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole new contracts, the Telegraph understands.

The Englishmen, aged 33, 35 and 33 respectively have made a combined total of well over 1,500 appearances for the club all have deals that are set to expire in the summer.

Club captain Terry is likely to be handed a new deal after playing every league match since Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge.

Lampard has only missed a handful of games this season, though his position may be compromised by the expected return of Nemanja Matic.

However, with the Blues boss such a fan of the club’s all-time top scorer, a one-year extension could well be on the cards.

Cole has been used sparingly over the past few months and, with rumours that the club are interested in signing Southampton’s Luke Shaw, appears to be the most under threat.

Meanwhile, the club are willing to listen to offers for David Luiz, according to the Daily Star.

Spanish champions Barcelona, who had a bid of almost £21m for the Brazil international knocked back in the summer, are ready to return with an improved offer.

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