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Buck stands firm over Terry
08 Jul 2009 - 08:28:17
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck is adamant that captain John Terry will not be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer despite interest from Manchester City.
The Blues and England skipper is wanted by City, who have seen two offers in the region of £25million rejected in recent weeks.
Ambitious City are believed to be ready to lavish a £200,000 per week wage on the 28-year-old defender, with reports claiming Terry is interested in talking to the Eastlands club.
But Buck insists that the Blues have absolutely no intention of allowing Terry to end his 14-year association with the club.
"Well the unofficial club line, my line as a Chelsea fan, is that I would be devastated if John Terry left Chelsea, but having said that it's not going to happen," he told Chelsea TV.
"John Terry is synonymous with Chelsea and Chelsea is synonymous with John Terry.
"He has been here since he was a wee tod, he is the captain of Chelsea, he is the captain of England, he is the backbone of our team, he is not leaving."
Meanwhile, Buck has dropped a strong hint that the Blues are still hoping to pull of some significant moves in the summer transfer market.
Russia international Yuri Zhirkov has joined Daniel Sturridge and Ross Turnbull in arriving at Stamford Bridge so far this close season.
But despite missing out on the signing of Kaka to Real Madrid, Buck believes new manager Carlo Ancelotti is close to seeing his squad boosted by some big name signings.
"We are chasing a few and we think they fit in very well with our team," he added.
"We think we know the right price for these players and there is still a lot of time left in the transfer window, so let's see how it sorts out."