Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated that Manchester City target John Terry has no intention of leaving Chelsea.
City have failed with two offers for the defender but they maintain an interest in the England skipper.
Chelsea have repeatedly insisted that the player is not for sale, although Terry has thus far not commented on the speculation.
Recently-appointed Chelsea boss, Ancelotti, has again insisted that Terry would not be leaving Stamford Bridge.
“John Terry, I repeat, is the captain of this team and he will be the symbol of this club and this team for many years,” said Ancelotti.
“It’s not been a problem in these last few days. He will be the captain of Chelsea in the future.”
Meanwhile, Ancelotti is refusing to rule out a raid on his old club Milan to sign midfielder Andrea Pirlo, who is likely to face against Chelsea on Friday night in a pre-season friendly.
He added: “Pirlo, I think will be with Milan (on Friday), but no one knows for the future.”