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Chelsea Issue Skipper £45m Man City Ultimatum!

Interesting tactic played by Carlo Ancelotti!

**RESTRICTIONS APPLY** Chelsea and England soccer star John Terry and wife Toni Poole arrive at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the wedding of teammate Joe Cole to Carly Zucker

John Terry: Just think how many waiscoats he could buy with £280k a week!


The Rumour

JOHN TERRY will this week be told to hand in a written transfer request to prove he’s serious about quitting Chelsea.

Manchester City have made a second move for the England skipper with a £30million offer.

But Chelsea will only do business at a staggering £45m – and only if Terry admits to the fans he wants to quit Stamford Bridge. That’s the no-nonsense response from new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti on the day he takes charge.

At best they fear he will use the speculation to negotiate a new deal at Chelsea. He has three years to run on his existing £140,000 a week contract.

Chelsea might consider an increase but are adamant they will not match City’s £280,000 a week deal.

The Blues are determined that if Terry, who has spent years cultivating his ‘Mr Chelsea’ image, does want to quit they will insist he puts a transfer request in writing to prove it.

The Source: (News of the World)

The Analysis

In many ways this is a clever tactic from the west London side and puts the onus fully on their skipper but surely John Terry will not be tempted to move to Manchester City, even with such a huge offer on the table. The England captain already commands a humongous salary and if he were to leave for Man City it would clearly show just how much of a money grabbing so and so he is.

Having spent his entire professional career at Stamford Bridge such a move would make him an instant figure of hate among those who currently idolise him so it will be interesting to see what happens when he arrives back from his summer holidays.

The Likelihood

Terry to Man City: He surely wouldn’t leave…would he?

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