If at first you don’t succeed, try try and try again. That appears to be the motto of the Abu Dhabi United Group, who continue to try building a team full of world-class players. OK, so they might have failed in their attempt to sign Kaka from Milan, although they are after this proven international from Chelsea and a simple no will not deter them from getting their man.
The Guardian reports that while most clubs search out alternative players after being rebuffed, the owners of Manchester City continue to look for ways to land John Terry from Chelsea in the summer. Rumours abound that people close to the England captain are receptive to the idea of a transfer, and while the central defender continues to declare his loyalty to the Stamford Bridge club, is there a glimmer of hope for the Eastlands brigade?
Manchester City are still hoping to persuade John Terry to join them in what would be one of the more astounding transfers of modern times. The club made an official inquiry in the January transfer window and City’s information is that the potential for an end-of-season move is not as remote as Chelsea supporters would like to believe. On the contrary, City have been encouraged by several detailed conversations involving people believed to be close to Terry – though not the player himself – to believe that he is willing, at the very least, to hear about the plans of the Abu Dhabi United Group – the billionaires who moved into power at the City of Manchester Stadium last September.
There’s nothing new about a player wanting to listen to what kind of offer is on the table, although surely the man who is Chelsea through-and-through won’t seriously consider a move to Manchester City? After all, their performances this season illustrate that they are miles away from becoming a recognised force in English football, let alone a European scale. Do supporters think that there’s any truth whatsoever in these rumours?