LITESPORT 32 Friday, 3 July 2009 London Lite Terry only has eyes for Blues despite 30m bid JOHN TERRY insists he is fully focussed on helping new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti win the Premier League next season after the club turned down a 30m bid for his services from Manchester City. It is the second time Chelsea have rejected an enquiry for the England captain from City, who made the proposal during talks between Citys chief executive Garry Cook and his opposite number Peter Kenyon over the transfer of striker Daniel Sturridge to Stamford Bridge. A Chelsea statement said: It was made clear to City, for the second time following an approach last season, that we would not entertain any conversation on the subject. We would like to make clear, and will not do so again, that John is not for sale. Terry (right) said: I want to be the captain of Chelsea next year. BY NEAL COLLINS Inbrief Barca president is a Cesc addict BARCELONA president Joan Laporta has said the club are concentrating all their efforts on landing Cesc Fabregas. He has the Barcelona DNA in his body and we know that he wants to play for this club, he told radio station Cadena Cope. At the moment he is the leader at Arsenal and a very important player for them. But Cesc is wanted by me, the coach Pep Guardiola and the sport director Txiki Begiristain. Crouch is high on AC wishlist PETER CROUCH looks to be heading for the door at Pompey as the turmoil over the clubs future continues. Sources in Italy say AC Milan are weighing up a bid which would see the beanpole striker getting much more than his current 70,000- a-week, but their prime target is Sevillas Luis Fabiano. Fulham are also said to be interested in Crouch with boss Roy Hodgson preparing a 10m bid for the 28-year-old. Vidic stays put says his agent NEMANJA VIDICS agent has quashed speculation the Manchester United defender will leave Old Trafford this summer. The Serbia international has been linked with Barcelona, AC Milan and Inter Milan amid reports his family are unsettled in Manchester. But Silvano Martina believes he will stay put. I read that he wants to leave, that his wife is not happy at Manchester but all of these stories are false. Malays enter melee at Toon THE SALE of Newcastle could have moved a step closer last night after a group of Asian businessmen were shown around the club. It is understood the potential buyers, thought to be from Malaysia, were given a tour of the clubs facilities yesterday and have since returned to London to continue discussions. The identity of the group remains unknown, but the month-long saga looks increasingly like coming to an end. 1.8m stirs up Hornets nest WATFORD have accepted a bid of 1.8m for striker Tommy Smith, but have not revealed the identity of the club involved. The 29-year-old has been the subject of two bids this close season, one reportedly from ex- Hornets manager Brendan Rodgers who is now with Reading. Smith is the fans favourite at Vicarage Road, after amassing over 250 league appearances for the club in two spells. Wengers standing by Adebayor as a starter ARSENE WENGER is confident Emmanuel Adebayor will still be at Arsenal at the start of next season, but said he is considering Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh as a possible replacement. The Togo striker has been strongly linked with moves to AC Milan or Chelsea, but Wenger wants to keep him at Emirates Stadium. The Arsenal boss insists he will only cash in if Adebayor wants to leave yet said he had been watching Chamakh, who scored 13 goals to help Bordeaux win the French championship last season. When asked about Adebayors future, Wenger told French radio: If he doesnt want to stay, hell leave, but I think hell still be at Arsenal this season. Meanwhile Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged the club to let Russian billionaire shareholder Alisher Usmanov inject the cash to allow Arsene Wenger to spend. FORMER England striker Michael Owen has arrived at Manchester Unit- eds training ground as his surprise move to the Premier League champi- ons moves closer. The29-year-oldarrivedatCarrington this morning, having already under- goneanassessmentof histroublesome knee yesterday. Owenisexpectedtohavefurthertests at a Manchester hospital later and if Uniteds medical staff give him the all-clear, he could join former club Liverpools arch-rivals as soon as next week. Owens Newcastle contract lapsed on 1 July but although the former Liver- pool and Real Madrid striker apparently remained eager to stay in the Barclays Pre- mier League, it appeared only the likes of Stoke and Hull were ready to make a concrete offer. But this week, they were joined by reign- ingchampionsUnited, who have lost star man Cristiano Ron- aldo and Argentina striker Carlos Tevez since the end of last season. Ronaldo was whisked off to Real Madrid in a world record 80mdealwhileUnitedwereunable to seal a deal for on-loan Tevez. Owen suffered from a series of injury problems during his stint at St James Park and Sir Alex Ferguson (left) was thought to be lining up a pay-as-you- p l ay d e a l f o r t h e forward. The 29-year-old was believed to be on around 110,000-a- weekatNewcastle,forwhomhescored 10 goals as they were relegated to the Coca-Cola Championship last season, but would be happy to take a reduced basic salary for a top-four club. Owen has failed to persuade England coach Fabio Capello that he has either the form and fitness to add to his 89 international caps. But after Owens management com- pany Wasserman Media Group had sent out a 34-page brochure highlight- ing their clients positive attributes, Owen appears to have been given the chance to forge a partnership with Englands first-choice striker, Wayne Rooney, at Old Trafford. United have yet to officially comment on the deal. They still have Dimitar Berbatov and Rooney up front and could also call on England Under 21 striker Fraizer Campbell, on loan at Spurs last season. pool and Real Madrid striker apparently remained eager to stay in the Barclays Pre- appeareditLeague,mier Stoke andonly the likes of Hull were ready to make a theyweek,thisBut were joined by reign- United,championsing starlosthavewho season. 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