Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed Manchester City were interested in signing him in 2009, according to the Daily Mail.
Terry has revealed that the Manchester based club which was taken over by Abu Dhabi United group in 2008 tabled a bid of £29million pounds in 2009 as they tried to assemble one of the best teams in Europe. But the defender has revealed that the bid was rejected by both player and Roman Abramovich.
“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.”
The Captain has remained at Stamford bridge since that time and won the premier league trophy with the Blues in 2010 and 2014. The 34 year old has also revealed that he is not interested in moving to another premier league club when his time at Chelsea expires.
“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?”
The defender featured in all of the Blues premier league game last season but has struggled to replicate such form this term. He has featured 10 times in the premier league for Chelsea this term.Follow Football News Arena on Facebook and Twitter for the latest transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from across the major Leagues in Europe and around the World.