Terry: Chelsea turned down £29m Man City bid for me

Posted Sunday, December 06, 2015 by Goal.com

Terry: Chelsea turned down £29m Man City bid for me

The Blues captain was on the newly-rich club's wishlist, but was given a vote of confidence by the London side's owner
John Terry has revealed that Manchester City offered Chelsea £29 million for his services in 2009, but club owner Roman Abramovich turned down the bid.

The Blues captain was made a prime target shortly after the Abu Dhabi United Group's big-money takeover in Manchester, leading to the centre-back having a serious one-on-one with the Russian supremo.

''Man City offered £29 million for me in 2009 and Chelsea turned it down,” Terry said in an interview with Jamie Carragher for Sportsmail. “I had a meeting with Roman Abramovich about it.

''I said to him: 'if the club accepts the offer then it tells me you don't want me'. So then you haven't got a choice, you have got to go. But if they don't accept the offer, it tells me everything I need to know. Chelsea refused the offer and that was it.”

Now 34, Terry has spent his entire career with the Stamford Bridge side, and quashed any notion of playing for another English club before he retires, but is open to a move to MLS.

''No, no chance [I'd play for another club in England]. America, maybe.

''Do I want to play? Of course I do. Physically I feel like I can still play. But then decisions come into it with your family. What if you go somewhere and it doesn't work out?”

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