CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti finally met his captain John Terry at the clubs Cobham training facility yesterday and insisted: There is not a problem. Manchester City have made two for- mal bids of around 30m for the 28-year- old England centre-back, who returned from his summer break yesterday. Backed by the oil billions of Abu Dhabi, Mark Hughes was hoping to persuade Terry to join his Eastlands revolution on a record-breaking 300,000-a-week. And despite persistent rumours that Terry is considering their offer -- he hasyettopubliclydenyinterest--Ance- lotti attempted to clear up the City link once and for all yesterday, with a source at the club telling The Sun: Terrys going nowhere. Hes happy with the public statements Chelsea have made. The meeting with the manager was not about showdown talks, it was about football and Carlo setting out his vision as a man- ager to his captain. John wants to stay at Chelsea and we want him to stay. When the first bid came in February, John said he wantedtostayhereforthe rest of his career. That is no different now. Ancelotti, who officially welcomed Manchester Citys Daniel Sturridge to the club yesterday (below), also made his feelings clear on former boss Jose Mourinho. Though Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Guus Hiddink have come and gone since Mourinhos special reign at the Bridge two seasons ago, Ancelotticlearlyfeelstheshadowof the man who took Inter to the Serie A title last season while he was in charge of an ailing Milan. Ancelotti said: I think Mourinho is a great coach because he won a lot of tro- phies, but its not a war between Mour- inho and Ancelotti. Its normal that he is popular in Chelsea because he won the Premier League, but I also want to win it. I also want to be popular with the fans. Imnotsureif theperiodof timehere will be long or short, but I want the people to remember me. Ancelotti insists he already enjoys a good relationship with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez. He added: When I was at AC Milan, we played a lot of matches against Liv- erpool and against United. I have a lot of respect for these coaches. I remember when we played the Champions League semi- final at Manchester United, Ferguson invited me after thegametodrinkredwine. I liked this and at the return leg I gave him a present of red wine too. I have a good rela- tionship with him. Mourinho and Ance- lotti will soon have a chance to show the strengthof theirrelationshipasChelsea play Inter on 21 July in Pasadena. While Ancelotti went about his duties, Terry appeared to be happy on his first day back and also spoke with club direc- tor Eugene Tenenbaum. 36 Friday, 10 July 2009 London Lite LITESPORT Inbrief Benzema had a United offer KARIM BENZEMA revealed he rejected advances from the likes of Champions League finalists Barcelona and Manchester United before opting for his dream move to the Spanish capital. Madrid won the race for the 30m France international who revealed the Spanish giants were always his first choice. He said: There were quite a few clubs that contacted me like United, but it is my dream to play here. Rafa questions Barry motives LIVERPOOL manager Rafael Benitez has hit out at Gareth Barry after what he believes to be a money-orientated move to Manchester City. The England international secured a shock transfer to City, who will not compete in Europe in the forthcoming campaign, last month having been wanted by Liverpool. Benitez said: I was surprised by some Barrys decision. Clearly it was 100 percent for money. City set Barcas Etoo deadline MANCHESTER CITY have given Barcelona a weekend deadline over Samuel Etoo. The Cameroon striker is holding out for half the 25m fee Barca would receive from City, arguing they could lose him for nothing as a free agent next year. City head to South Africa for their pre-season tour late next week and would like Etoo by then. Barca president Juan Laporta said: Ive called him but he hasnt picked up the phone. Pennant joins Real Zaragoza REAL ZARAGOZA have completed the signing of Jermaine Pennant after his release by Liverpool. The former Arsenal youngster passed a medical with the Spanish outfit on Thursday and will join their bid for survival next season after being promoted back to the Primera Division. Pennant said: I wanted to come to Spain. I had offers from important teams in Europe but I want do well in this league. Brum note for Vieira transfer CONTRARY to reports, Patrick Vieiras business advisor claims that Birmingham City have never been in contact about a move. The Blues were said to be pursuing a deal for Vieira, albeit in the knowledge that the French midfielder was far from sold on a move to St Andrews. Vieiras business advisor Jamie Jarvis said: There has been no contact with Patrick or myself from Birmingham. Ancelotti and Terry meet at lastasChelsea insist he stays TheresnoproblemsaysBluesboss And despite persistent rumours that Terry is considering their offer -- he Ance---interestdenypubliclytoyethas lotti attempted to clear up the City link sourceawithyesterday,allforandonce SunThe Terrys: thewithhappyHesnowhere.going public statements Chelsea have made. The meeting with the manager ittalks,showdownaboutnotwas Carloandfootballaboutwas man-aasvisionhisoutsetting Johncaptain.histoager wants to stay at Chelsea and camebidrstfitheWhen his career. That isrest of people to remember me. Ancelotti insists he already enjoys a Manchesterwithrelationshipgood andFergusonAlexSirmanagerUnited Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez. He added: When I was at AC Milan, matches against Liv-we played a lot of erpool and against United. I have a respect for these coaches.lot of playedwewhenrememberI the Champions League semi- nal at Manchester United,fi Ferguson invited me after wine.reddrinktogamethe theatandthislikedI return leg I gave him a Ance-andMourinho BY NEAL COLLINS Will they ever be in the same team? Chelsea captain John Terry towers over Manchester Citys Robinho last season TheHuntisreallyhottingupforRealsKlaasact Wanted man: Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham face a battle to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after Marseille emerged as favourites to clinch his signature. Reports in Spain, France and Holland suggest that Huntelaar has already been to the South of France to discuss a move and the transfer could be finalised next week. Stuttgart have also expressed a strong interest in wanting to sign the Dutch striker who is set to leave Real Madrid, just six months after joining the Spanish giants. Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to bring another forward to Manchester United following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, while Carlos Tevez turned down the offer of a five- year contract. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp also wants to strengthen his squad as uncertainty surrounds the futures of strikers Roman Pavlyuchenko and Sunderland target Darren Bent. Huntelaars agent Arnold Oosterveer has confirmed that several clubs are showing a big interest and he will meet with Madrid officials to discuss his long-term future. Oosterveer said: Klaas-Jan is back in Madrid and he wants to know what his situation at Real is now. There are a lot of rumours around and there is a lot of interest in him. But we also have to wait for the player himself to make his own decision. 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