The Blues rejected an offer from the Etihad Stadium outfit for their captain in 2009.
The former England captain has been on the Stamford Bridge club’s books for the entirety of his career and has forged himself as a legend with the West London fanbase.
However, with City under new rich ownership and keen to make a splash in the Premier League back in 2009, Terry could well have joined the Etihad Stadium revolution.
Despite this, the veteran has revealed that he never wanted to levee Chelsea and was relieved when the London club turned down the offer from the Manchester-based outfit.
“They offered £29million for me in 2009 and Chelsea turned it down,” Terry told The Daily Mail.
“I had a meeting with Roman (Abramovich) about it. I said to him, "if the club accepts the offer then it tells me you don't want me".
“So then you haven't got a choice, you have got to go. But if they don't accept the offer, it tells me everything that I need to know. Chelsea refused the offer and that was it.”
Terry has been one of the Chelsea players that have received criticism after the reigning Premier League champions started the new campaign in sluggish fashion.
The club captain was substituted at half-time against City earlier this term and was also sent off in a clash with West Brom.
As such, Terry is no longer guaranteed an automatic berth in Jose Mourinho’s side but continues to be a leader for the Stamford Bridge side.