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Terry staying put, insist Chelsea

John Terry
Terry's current contract runs until 2012

Chelsea have ruled out selling captain John Terry after revealing Manchester City made a bid for the England defender late in 2008.

The 28-year-old central defender's current contract runs until 2012.

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon said: "We made it very clear that John was not for sale.

"We didn't entertain any further conversation and nor will we in the future. John is our captain - he is part of the heart and soul of Chelsea."

And Terry insisted he is keen to end his career at Stamford Bridge.


"Chelsea told me what had happened with the enquiry as a courtesy," stated Terry. "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."

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