Terry rules out City switch

2009-02-15 18:57

London - Chelsea captain John Terry insists he will end his career at Stamford Bridge after the Blues rejected a bid from Manchester City for the England defender.

City made a 20 million pound offer to sign Terry during the January transfer window, but Chelsea refused to consider selling their centre-back.

Terry was delighted to hear Chelsea had been so determined to keep him and quickly rubbished suggestions that he has grown disillusioned at the Premiership club after two seasons of turmoil following Jose Mourinho's sacking.

"Chelsea told me what had happened with the enquiry as a courtesy," Terry said. "I was very happy with their reaction as mine would have been the same.

"I have always said that I want to end my career at the club which I love and we all see no reason why that cannot happen.

"Given recent events I am more determined than ever to make Chelsea successful again."

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon confirmed that City's bid was given short shrift.

"We made it very clear that John was not for sale," he said. "We did not entertain any further conversation on the subject and nor will we in the future. John is our captain and the captain of England. He is part of the heart and soul of Chelsea."


  • Lunga Biyela - 2009-02-17 16:24

    Terry grew up a United fan. So clearly his love for United would have played a decision had Chelsea accepted the offer. That penalty miss last year? Please, he sleeps with a replica United shirt under his bed, and kisses the badge every night before going to sleep. John Terry is United through and through.

  • Keith - 2009-02-18 15:05

    Don't like the player at all! Just watch him! He is one of the dirtiest defenders I have ever seen! Cannot defend if he doesn't lift his elbow. Always chopping the attackers. Just doesn't know how to play the game "clean". He's a disgrace to English football and it is even worse that he captains his country's team!

  • Anonymous User - 2009-02-19 10:21

    Lunga... I'm not sure who/what your source is, but you should consider changing the way you get information. John Terry is a Chelsea boy through and through. He has come up through the ranks at Chelsea and has, on numerous occassions, stated his love of the club and his desire to end his career there. If he was such a United fan, he would have had his agent contact United long ago about playing there, and believe me, United would have jumped at the opportunity to sign a player of his calibre... especially in the period 2004-2006 when they had so many defensive short-comings!

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