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Man City made shock move for Chelsea captain Terry

Manchester City made a shock move for Chelsea captain John Terry, it has been revealed.

The Times says Garry Cook, the City executive chairman, spoke to Peter Kenyon, the Chelsea chief executive, this month to make a firm inquiry about Terry's availability. As with the pursuit of Kaká, who chose to stay at AC Milan, City planned to make an offer that neither club nor player could refuse, but, despite questions over Roman Abramovich's long-term financial commitment to the West London club, Kenyon dismissed the inquiry out of hand, saying that the England captain is not for sale at any price.

Terry is aware of the approach from City - and that Sheikh Mansour, the Manchester club's owner, would have been willing to increase his £135,000-a-week wage to make him by far the best-paid player in British football - but he was pleased to hear of Chelsea's decision to declare him off limits.

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