City continue their pursuit of Terry

Manchester City are set to continue their pursuit of Chelsea defender John Terry according to Citizens manager Mark Hughes. The London club, however, are set to lodge an official complaint over City's attempts to lure the England captain to Eastlands.

"It's well documented that we put in a bid and that was rejected," Hughes told the Beeb. "He's a player I know, I played alongside him at Chelsea and I admire him as a person and captain from afar. He's obviously the type and calibre of player we need if we are going to progress and compete at the top level."

"Chelsea have come out very strongly, in no uncertain terms, saying that he's not available, so we have to reflect that position because John is very much a Chelsea player. But we need to address the defensive strength of our side and we'll look at all options."

Hughes continued by admitting the City would cool their interest in Terry if both player and club made it clear that there was no chance of the deal going through: "If we come to a point where we feel there's no chance of a transfer progressing then we move away from that," he said. "We have other options and there may come a point where we concede – but I don't think we are at that point as yet."

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