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Terry shocked by Blues ban

04 Sep 2009 - 15:09:07

Chelsea skipper John Terry has admitted to being "shocked" by the transfer ban placed on the Stamford Bridge club.

The Blues have been banned by FIFA from signing any new players until January 2011 after being found guilty of inducing French youngster Gael Kakuta to break his contract with former club Lens in order to join them.

Chelsea have already confirmed they will appeal the punishment and Terry was reluctant to go into detail when asked for his opinion while away on international duty.

Speaking at an England press conference ahead of Saturday's friendly against Slovenia, he said: "What is my reaction to the FIFA ban? It was a big shock to me and it is very difficult.

"But it is difficult for me to talk about it. I have spoken to the club last night and again this morning and they have reiterated that I can't speak about it as they are appealing very strongly.

"It is something I can't speak about today. They are appealing and it's ongoing from there.

"Until after the appeal has gone in, or another decision has been made, I can't say anything."

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