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Ancelotti '100% sure' over Terry

Carlo Ancelotti
Ancelotti insists Terry is going nowhere

Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated he expects Chelsea captain John Terry to reject a move to Manchester City.

England skipper Terry, 28, currently on tour with his club in the United States, has yet to reaffirm his loyalty to the Stamford Bridge outfit.

But Blues manager Ancelotti said: "I am sure he will remain at Chelsea. I am sure, 100%. He has a contract for three years more."

City have reportedly offered the defender a £200,000-a-week deal.

The ambitious club have already spent £50m to recruit Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry and Roque Santa Cruz this summer and are willing to splash out as much as £40m to land Terry, who came through the youth ranks at Chelsea.

City have had two offers rejected for Terry but boss Mark Hughes said recently that the player may be looking for a new challenge.

However, Terry's team-mates insisted the issue is not a distraction, for them or their skipper.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea's match against Seattle Sounders, striker Salomon Kalou claimed: "He doesn't pay attention to that.


"Maybe if he was paying attention to that it might disturb a little bit of the team but you can tell he is not disturbed by this situation."

Goalkeeper Petr Cech stated: "He's the same captain he was three months ago, five months ago, one year ago, five years ago, so I don't see any difference."

Asked if Terry needed to address the situation with his team-mates, Cech added: "I don't have to ask him because I can see with my eyes that he is committed."

Keeping Terry is crucial for Ancelotti as he enters his first season in charge at Chelsea after leaving AC Milan.

He is expected to have the Blues challenging for Premier League and Champions League glory but shrugged off the high expectations.

"In this work the pressure is normal. I am happy to be at Chelsea," said the Italian.

"I like the work of the players, they've started the season very well and they work with very good mental attitude.

"Saturday is the first game of the season, we want to start well, so it is an important game. We want to win and play well."

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