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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.

606: DEBATE

"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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