Garry Cook Man City held talks with John Terry in 2009

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first_imgFormer chief executive Garry Cook confirmed that Manchester City held talks with John Terry over summer transfer from Chelsea in 2009Under new billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour who had taken control 12 months earlier, the big-spending City approached Chelsea over a move for their captain.The Blues permitted City to begin talks with Terry and a five-year contract with a weekly wage of £200,000 was offered to the centre-back, which he eventually turned down.“We went through the process [of signing Terry],” Cook told Sky Sports.“[Chelsea chief executive] Peter Kenyon was there at the time and we had conversations with him, saying we’d like to do it and we’d like to have a conversation.“I think he was probably more confident that he [Terry] wasn’t going anywhere.“We had conversations with John and he decided to stay where he was, and quite rightly so.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But there was never a document ready to sign.”Later on, Terry confessed he had used City’s interest as a bargaining chip in order to earn himself a new contract with Chelsea – which doesn’t surprise Cook.“There were players out there who were using us as a stalking horse and that’s the game,” he added.“If you want to get a better contract in your renewal with the club you’re with, then you’ve got to try and raise a market, and that’s what agents would do.“The reality is, would we have liked a lot of them to come? Yes. But the truth is, some of them were a little bit smoke and mirrors.”Terry made 717 appearances for Chelsea in a 19-year stay and won five Premier Leagues and FA cups along with titles like the Champions League and Europa League.After spending last season at Aston Villa, Terry announced his retirement from football during the summer and now plans to embark on a managerial career.last_img

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