Chelsea rejects new Man City bid for captain Terry

Updated: 03 July 2009 14:32 IST

Chelsea said on Friday that John Terry is not for sale after rejecting a new offer for its captain from Manchester City.

Chelsea rejects new Man City bid for captain Terry
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Chelsea said on Friday that John Terry is not for sale after rejecting a new offer for its captain from Manchester City.

The bid of reportedly 30 million pounds ($49 million) for the 28-year-old defender followed an approach last season from City, which is seen as having greater financial resources than its Premier League rival since it was bought by an Abu Dhabi group last year.

"We have completely rejected an offer from Manchester City for John Terry," Chelsea said. "It was made clear to City, for a second time following an approach last season, that we would not entertain any conversation on the subject.

"At the time John also reiterated his total commitment to Chelsea. We would like to make it clear, and will not do so again, that John is not for sale."

Terry committed his future to Chelsea as Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti takes charge of the FA Cup champions.

"Next season we need to make sure we start a lot better than we did last year and really push for the Premier League because I would love to win that trophy again, as well as being back in the mix for the Champions League," Terry said. "It is important that we realize Ancelotti is going to be here for a good few years, he is going to bring in his own players, staff and training methods.

"We need to adapt to that and move Chelsea in the right direction."

Ancelotti is Chelsea's fifth manager in two years.

"The players have coped with it (managerial turnover) very well," he said. "It is important that we get a bit of stability under Ancelotti for two or three years.

"We must get a settled team and a settled manager and really build and move things in the right direction."

Topics : Football Chelsea
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