Chelsea plan to offer skipper John Terry a new contract.

The London Evening Standard says Chelsea plan to open contract talks with Terry in the new year with the captain eager to end his career at Stamford Bridge.

The 32-year-old's deal expires in 2014 but both parties are willing to start ­negotiations.

Chelsea have a new policy of offering players who are older than 30 only a 12-month extension, which is one of the reasons Didier Drogba left last summer as he wanted a two-year agreement.

Significantly, though, Chelsea are keen to start talks with Terry before he enters the last year of his deal, although they are unwilling to increase his £175,000-a-week salary.