Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says that it is impossible to sell captain John Terry, despite sustained interest in the stopper’s services from Manchester City.

The Blues have already rejected two bids for the England captain.

But although speculation remains rife over Terry’s future at Stamford Bridge, Ancelotti says he has been impressed with how the 28-year-old has handled the situation, and expects the centre-back to break his silence on the issue over the next week.

“For John it is not a distraction this question because he works very well, he is very concentrated, he is focused on himself, but I think in one week nobody will have a problem about John Terry,” he said.

“John wants to stay in Chelsea and Chelsea want John Terry to be captain for more years.

“It is normal [that other clubs would want him] because he is a great player and all teams want to buy a great player. But he will stay in the same team because he is a captain for Chelsea. It is impossible to sell John Terry.”

And the Blues’ new boss insists that loyalty is very important to him, and is adamant that Terry remains a crucial part of his plans.

“It is very important because Terry, like Ashley Cole, Lampard, Drogba, is a very important player,” he added.

“Not only as players but as men, they are great men and they present an example for other players. This is very important for the club.”