Hiddink: Terry will stay with Blues

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Guus Hiddink believes John Terry will spend the rest of his career with Chelsea, even if Manchester City come calling again in the summer.

City, who visit Chelsea on Sunday, have not been shy about their intentions of spending their Abu Dhabi-based owners' cash on world-class players, and details emerged earlier in the season of an audacious bid to lure the England skipper to Eastlands with massive financial incentives for both player and club.

Asked about the possibility of Chelsea being tempted by a second colossal City bid for their skipper, Hiddink said: "I'm not in a position to think about that but what was stated very clearly, by the club and by John himself, who made a very clear statement, is that he is a Chelsea man."

He added: "I'm not the money man here but he made it very clear, and the club made it very clear, that they want to continue forever.

"There are some players who are brought up within this club and it is difficult to sell them. For the economical part you need to speak to the CEO, but there is a kind of history with him - his statement was clear and the club's statement was clear also.

"I can imagine that John Terry will stay until the end of his career. There is more than money there, there is his history with the club, which is important."

Terry's fellow senior players Petr Cech and Michael Ballack have this week joined the growing chorus calling on Hiddink to remain in London beyond the terms of his current agreement, which would see him return to coaching Russia full-time in June.

But the Dutchman has frequently stressed the importance of that role and once again underlined his intention to depart when the season ends.

Jokingly referring to the comments of his goalkeeper and midfield playmaker, Hiddink said: "They might change their minds about me when I put them on the bench or not even in the squad.

"But there is a good atmosphere of work here and we are very demanding of each other. If they are happy with the way we are working and it's going well with results it's all okay."

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