‘Chelsea want Terry forever’
Chelsea want inspirational captain John Terry to stay at the club “forever” according to new manager Carlo Ancelotti. England skipper Terry has been linked with a mega-money move to Chelsea's cash-rich Premier League rivals Manchester City.sports Updated: Aug 10, 2009 13:45 IST
Chelsea want inspirational captain John Terry to stay at the club “forever” according to new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
England skipper Terry has been linked with a mega-money move to Chelsea's cash-rich Premier League rivals Manchester City.
But while City aspire to be one of England's leading clubs, Chelsea already are and Ancelotti, the former AC Milan boss, said he wanted centre-half Terry — who has spent all his senior career with the Blues - to stay in west London.
"John Terry is a symbol of this team," Ancelotti said at his first news conference as Chelsea manager here on Monday. "He will be captain next season: he said he wants to stay forever and we want to keep him forever," the Italian added. Transfer fees must return to normal
Milan: Soccer needs to rediscover normality after the vast transfer fees shelled out by Spain's Real Madrid, AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has said. The Serie A side began pre-season training on Monday without Kaka, who was sold to the Spanish club for $94 million and was then joined by Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Milan fans, angry the Rossoneri have only brought in youngsters and defender Thiago Silva for the new season, were planning protests at training but Berlusconi was unapologetic. "Soccer should return to normality," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "We should not buy at any cost." Inter stop pursuit of Deco and Carvalho
Milan: Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti said on Monday the club has called off its attempt to sign Chelsea duo Deco and Ricardo Carvalho.
"There is no doubt that they are great players," Moratti said "But for the moment on that front we have stopped, because looking at the squad I don't think there is any necessity to buy."
Totti hints at international return
Rome: AS Roma captain Francesco Totti has said he would be open to a return to international football ahead of Italy's defence of the World Cup next year in South Africa.
Totti retired following Italy's triumph in Germany in 2006. "It is up to him (Marcello Lippi) to decide. I can't rule it out and if he calls me I'll talk about it," Totti said.