Speculation grows as JT refuses to quash rumours.
Manchester City last night edged closer to signing England and Chelsea captain John Terry for a British record transfer fee of £35million.
And City’s most recent signing, £25m striker Emmanuel Adebayor, said he believed Terry would follow him to Eastlands.
Adebayor said: ‘I think there is a big possibility John will join us.
‘People didn’t believe six months ago that Carlos Tevez or myself would be playing here. We have come to Manchester City to be THE big team. Why shouldn’t John be persuaded to come here, too?’
New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has staked his credibility on Terry staying at Stamford Bridge and resisting the temptation to double his £135,000-a-week wages by moving to City.
Terry’s refusal again yesterday to commit himself publicly to Chelsea has strengthened City’s confidence that he will return to England this week with an open mind, despite Chelsea trying to force him to declare his intentions.
The Source: (Daily Mail)
This saga must anger and worry Chelsea fans in equal measure. Hoping for their long serving captain to come out and commit himself to the club and instead hearing nothing but avoided questions and constant speculation. Carlo Ancelotti was very wise when this story first developed by putting the onus on John Terry by stating that if the captain wanted to leave then he would have to put in a transfer request therefore absolving the Stamford Bridge side from looking to even consider selling the England skipper.
The 28 year old tried to claim that he was unfairly treated by not being directly informed by the club of the interest from Man City, but this is just his attempt to garner some support ahead of either a) quitting the club or b) trying to get even more cash from the club.
Personally I think Terry has acted pretty despicably and is danger of losing the adoration of his own fans unless he comes out and makes it clear he wants to stay at the club, something he should have done some time ago.
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