It appears that no player is immune to a bid from Manchester City, especially if they’re an established international playing for a Champions League club. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that they lodged a bid for this Chelsea player, hoping to add to their growing list of ex-Blues recruits.
However, while City managed to snare Shaun Wright-Phillips and Wayne Bridge from Stamford Bridge, did they realistically think that John Terry would agree to sign? After all, the Chelsea and England captain has been part of the furniture in west London for several season, so it’s hard to imagine him contemplating a move up north. Nevertheless, The Sun reveal that a bid was lodged for him in January.
Chelsea chief exec Peter Kenyon said: “We made it very clear John was not for sale. We did not entertain any further conversation on the subject and nor will we in the future. John is our captain.
“He is part of the heart and soul of Chelsea.”
Centre-back Terry, 28, said: “Chelsea told me what had happened. I was very happy with their reaction as mine would have been the same.
“I’ve always said I want to end my career at the club which I love.”
While Manchester City are now termed ‘the richest club in the world’, Robinho is the only star signing that they have made so far. Having a chat with Kaka and lodging a bid for Chelsea’s captain is all well and good, but it seems that top-class players are happy where they are for the most part, it’s not as if they’re currently being paid peanuts. Will it become a problem for City in terms of attracting the star talent the owners clearly want to see at the club?