City set to test Terry's resolve as Blues captain insists: I never want to leave
16 March 2009 12:37
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John Terry insists he wants to stay at Chelsea for life - despite being the target of a mega-money move from Manchester City.
Mark Hughes' men reportedly made a £30million bid for the Chelsea skipper in January and are expected to test his resolve by lodging an improved bid and lucrative contract offer in the summer.
The 28-year-old insisted he has no intention of leaving Stamford Bridge and boss Guus Hiddink says Chelsea do not want to sell him. But a potential swap deal for Brazil striker Robinho would get their attention.
Nonetheless, Terry said: 'I can't ever see myself leaving Chelsea football club - I love this club. I've been here since the age of 14and I never want to leave.
'I've done a statement because there was some speculation a few months ago. I never want to leave Chelsea football club, simple as that.'
Terry is understood to be high on City's list of targets as the club prepare to use their Abu Dhabi wealth in the summer transfer window.
Commited: Terry insists his heart is at Chelsea
The England captain helped Chelsea to a 1-0 win over the north-west club on Sunday before insisting his future lie in west London.
Chelsea wanted to sign Robinho last summer before City paid a a British record £34million to snatch him from Real Madrid in September.