Before the Roman Abramovich era when finances at Chelsea were not so good, there were suggestions John Terry (who had become an established player in the Chelsea team at that time) could be sold.
However, Terry in an interview with Chelsea’s official website insisted he never contemplated leaving Chelsea.
“I never in my wildest dreams saw myself leaving Chelsea in that era,” Terry said.
“Okay, if you were not being offered a contract at the club you have to go but if you have a couple of years left, the club can’t get rid of you so even if they approached me and said we have been offered this, I would not have gone.
“Honestly, it is as simple as that and I promise I never even contemplated it once to leave at that time.
“It was my club and that was it, as simple as that. It was not about money, I just wanted to play football for the club that I loved.”