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07.07.2009 Football News

``Terry is going nowhere``

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle
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New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has insisted captain John Terry is not for sale at any price.

Manchester City had a bid for the 28-year-old England defender rejected last week and Ancelotti stated Terry is integral to his plans.

"John Terry is the symbol of this team, he will be captain," said the Italian.

"He wants to stay at Chelsea forever and we want to keep him forever. There is a question of Manchester City but for Terry there is no price." It is the second time City have failed in their attempts to land the England skipper, having also had an approach turned down in late 2008.

Terry has played 405 games in 12 years at Stamford Bridge, scoring 35 goals in the process.

In his first news conference since taking over as Blues boss, the former AC Milan coach added: "He said he wants to stay, there is no problem for him for us, the story continues - Chelsea and Terry.

"I like to have a captain like Terry, he is very close to Paolo Maldini for professionalism, for quality and he will be the best captain for Chelsea.

"I spoke with Terry a month ago when I came to the club and he said welcome. And after he went on holiday.

"I will speak with him because he is the captain and I want a good relationship with the captain."

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