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Chelsea legend Terry confirms Huddersfield, Man City offers

Chelsea legend John Terry has confirmed Huddersfield and Manchester City tried to sign him during his 19-year spell at the club.

The Terriers came in for Terry in 2000 when he was breaking through the ranks at Stamford Bridge, while City made a famous approach for the defender in 2009.

The Aston Villa assistant coach told an Instagram Q&A with snooker icon Stephen Hendry: "During my time one of only two clubs that approached me were Huddersfield when I first came through.

"Steve Bruce was manager of Huddersfield. Chelsea accepted a bid and [Gianluca] Vialli said no. Which obviously I'm very thankful to Luca for, he gave me my debut. Great man, great manager."

Terry added: "Then obviously the Man City one, Man City approached Chelsea, made an offer official.

"Simple as this, I sat with the owner, face-to-face and said 'I never want to leave Chelsea, that's a fact. If you want to sell me then it's a different story. But I'm telling you off the bat that I never want to leave this football club'.

"Within that, I was due a new contract, we shook hands on a new contract, agreed a deal and I stayed another five, six years after that. '

"Them two clubs were the only two that come in for me."

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