Terry ponders how best to milk the situation for a few thousand more a week!
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has admitted he still hopes to lure Chelsea captain John Terry to Eastlands.
City have already seen one bid for Terry turned down by Chelsea but Hughes says he has not given up hope.
“He’s obviously the type of player and the calibre of player we need if we’re going to progress and compete at the top level,” he told BBC Sportsweek.
“There may be a point that we concede (defeat), but I don’t think we’re at that point as yet.”
City have had an active summer in the transfer market, signing Gareth Barry, Roque Santa Cruz, Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor in an £80m spree, but Hughes confirmed they are unlikely to be the last arrivals at Eastlands.
“We’re still in the market for players – we’re looking to strengthen all areas of the team,” he said.
“We’ve invested in the attacking side of our squad, added to our strength in midfield and obviously we’d like to address defensive areas now. (BBC Sport)
It looked as though this one had been nipped in the bud by Carlo Ancelotti insisting that John Terry was going nowhere but the player himself hasn’t quelled talk by stating similarly strong hints as to his future and Mark Hughes is not letting up on his pursuit of the Blues skipper.
There must be some who believe that the Chelsea captain is greedy enough to try to at least work himself an improved contract at Stamford Bridge by using the offer on the table from Eastlands as leverage and given just how much he already earns one would only imagine just how greedy JT would have to be to make the move up north.
The 28 year old could always state that he wants at least as much as teammate and good friend Frank Lampard gets, which would then of course be a handy way of the midfielder also renegotiating a contract. Hughes badly needs to invest in some top notch defenders to stand any chance of making a real dent into the top six and top four pack but could he really nab such a big fish as the England skipper?
But would John Terry really do it?