Morris keeps options open
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
JODY MORRIS is keeping an open mind concerning his Chelsea future with an agreement regarding a fresh contract at Stamford Bridge no closer to being reached.
The talented midfielder is out-of-contract in the summer and negotiations for a new deal are ongoing.
Blues boss Claudio Ranieri has stated his determination to hang onto the 24-year-old, although Morris is eager to be playing football on a weekly basis.
Following reports of interest from London rivals Tottenham, Morris' agent Jonathan Barnett confirmed Glenn Hoddle's side were not in the hunt for his signature.
But while Barnett revealed discussions with Chelsea were continuing, he acknowledged Morris would contemplate leaving the Bridge if it was the best option for his future.
"At this moment in time, we are in negotiations with Chelsea and until such time they break down, that's all," Barnett told planetfootball.com.
"Obviously he hopes to do something but we are a long way away from something.
"It's not the length of the contract but finances basically and he also needs to be playing every week.
"Jody's priority is to go wherever will suit him best for his future, hopefully Chelsea but he's got an open mind.
"I don't think Tottenham is of interest or that they are amongst the starters."