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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 06:19 GMT 07:19 UK
No rift at Chelsea, insists Terry
John Terry in action for Chelsea
Terry is happy with the relationship between Mourinho and Abramovich
Chelsea skipper John Terry has denied that there is a rift between Russian owner Roman Abramovich and Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho.

There has been repeated speculation that Mourinho will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer after a breakdown of his relationship with Abramovich.

But Terry told BBC Five Live Sport: "We know what is going on, there are no dramas. There is no rift at the club."

Abramovich and Mourinho embraced after the FA Cup semi-final win on Sunday.

I have forbidden my agent to speak with other clubs, I don't want my name to be linked with other jobs

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Chelsea beat Blackburn 2-1 in extra time and Terry added: "It was nice to see. Things are well at the club.

"Roman is a busy man and a businessman. He is there at every game for us - let us not forget that.

"If he has to shoot off for family or business reasons then he has to do that but he makes sure he is there supporting us - and I think that has been overshadowed a bit.

"It was nice to see the cuddle and I'm sure that when Roman has the time he will be the first man in the dressing room."

Mourinho was appointed manager at Chelsea in June 2004 and has made it clear that he wants to stay until his current deal expires in 2010.

"What I have said 20 times at least is that I want to be here and I cannot do more than that," said Mourinho.
Talks have stalled at the minute but that is what happens in contract negotiations

John Terry

"I am not a liar. I am honest. So when I say 200 times to my players, to my supporters, the board, to everybody, even the people who don't support Chelsea, that I want to stay at Chelsea, I want to honour my contract, I want to be here, I love the club, and I love English football, I can do no more than that.

"I have forbidden my agent to speak with other clubs, I don't want my name to be linked with other jobs."

Meanwhile, Terry admitted that talks over a new deal had broken down - but said that he wanted to spend the rest of his career at the club.

"The talks have stalled at the minute but that is what happens in contract negotiations," stated the 26-year-old.

"I want something and the club wants to give me something else.

"We are at that stage - they have broken down, as they do with any, but all the players and the supporters know that I want to stay here for the rest of my career. I love the club.


"I want to make sure that not only myself but Frank Lampard, the manager and Roman are still here in four or five years because if we stay together we can achieve great things."

Chelsea have already won the Carling Cup this season and remain in the hunt for three more trophies.

They are in the FA Cup Final, the semi-finals of the Champions League and are second in the Premiership.

And Terry added: "We are in all competitions and they all mean so much to us.

"We have shown that when the chips are down we have got another level from somewhere within.

"We have got fresh legs coming back so everything is looking good for us."

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