Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that talks are ongoing with the club's hierarchy to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the current campaign.
The defender's contract with the west London outfit is due to expire in the summer alongside his compatriots and teammates Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard.
Earlier in April, the club's assistant first team coach, Steve Holland, revealed that the trio will be offered new deals once the season concludes in May.
Terry, who turned 33 last December, is hopeful that his employers will positively complete the contract talks in the coming weeks.
He stated that he wants to remain a Blues' player when he eventually decides to hang up his boots in the future.
"At the minute we're in talks and ongoing. We've had big games around us, so we haven't spoken for a few weeks. I'm hoping it gets done. It's down to the club. They know I want to stay, I've made that very clear to them. And hopefully things can be wrapped up before the end of the season," Terry explained.
"It's the club I've been at since the age of 14; there's been nowhere else. Clearly I want to stay for the rest of my footballing days. After that I certainly hope so as well.
"A lot of people within football ruled me out last year. That's enough to spur you on and fight for the club. That's what I aim to do for the rest of my playing days, whether that's a year, two years, three years," he added.
Terry has managed to score two goals and grab an assist this season having played in 33 Premier League fixtures. The former England international has been in fine form in the current campaign helping Chelsea maintain 17 clean sheets, the best in the league.
The Blues also have conceded the least number of goals in top flight having shipped just 26 goals in 36 matches.
As England boss Roy Hodgson prepares to select 23 players to his squad for the World Cup in Brazil, Terry reiterates that he does not plan on making himself available to his national team's setup, since announcing his retirement in 2012.
"For me, 100 per cent, I'm going to be on my holidays in the summer, I'm going to be nowhere else. I've made that very clear. My thoughts are very strong on that - maybe people don't realise how strong," Terry said.
"I certainly wish the England side and Roy the very best. When you look at people like Gaz [Gary Cahill] in great form, serving his country very well, we'll be okay in all departments, I'm sure. I'll be there watching every game and supporting the lads with a nice bit of sun," the defender concluded.