LITESPORT The England captain is believed to be concerned over the lack of major sign- ings so far and is also looking to get a new contract in light of Citys bid. Chelsea remain confident that they will succeed in bringing more quality players to the club before the transfer windowclosesnextmonth.Meanwhile, defender Paulo Ferreira is making good progress after suffering a knee ligament injury in February. He joined in light training yesterday although is not expected to be fit for the start of the season. London Lite Friday, 10 July 2009 37 LITEAND BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite STEVE & JONES (L&B O9/O7) devil to pay as Real uncertainty arrives at Old Trafford! Ronaldo laughing all the way to the bank as he is the Real deal and Owen nothing to Man Utd. Bharat RED DEVIL ALEX(L&B O9/O7) When are Prem players going to take a wage hit? Its disgusting what they are paid. Im a long-term Chelsea fan and now watch these guys earn during one week what most normal people earn in years! Carefree IRONBRIDGE(L&B O9/O7) JT doesnt chase the money like some. Hes on 125k a week. Isnt that enough? What a stupid thing to say. Tottenham Tony IRONBRIDGE(L&B O9/O7) before we start saying Terry doesnt chase the money, lets wait for him to come out and declare hes staying at Chelsea. Lillywhite LANEBOY(L&B O9/O7) if you were the Chelsea captain and the so-called Mr Chelsea, wouldnt you be more than slightly hacked off that Ballack the pillock is earning more than you? Terry owes Chelsea nothing and if he chooses to take the oil money, good luck to him. How many of us would turn it down given the choice? Don21 RE BARRY(L&B O9/O7) Rafas at it again! So soon after his on-screen meltdown last season when he was directing his paranoia at Fergie, he now picks on money-grabbing Gareth Barry. Hate to say it Rafa, but youre beginning to sound like a man whos unadjacent to the plot. Surely youre not scared of Man City are you? Liam RE ASHES (L&B O9/O7) youve got the Cook, the Onions, its your backyard and I smell barbecued Lion already. Dont throw out the Ashes, well be taking em home. Hungry Jack RE ASHES (L&B O9/O7) only two days in and the little urns already on its way back home. Thought you guys were going to give us a Test! Overhere RE ASHES (L&B O9/O7) having sat through a day of inept England bowling, may I ask whats plan B? FedUp Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: e-edition.thelondonlite.co.uk ...but is captain Cesc on his way back to Spain? ITS the saga that never ends... is Cesc Fabregas really staying at Arsenal, or will he be tempted by the hombres from home? Todays instalment suggests Arsenal are bracing themselves for an approach from Barcelona or Real Madrid, with Barca president Joan Laporta declaring: Fabregas is not ruled out as an alternative to (Franck) Ribery. Only last week the Catalan chief said: Cesc Fabregas has the Barcelona DNA in his body and we know that he wants to play for this club. And Real could turn to him after being frustrated in their bid to sign Xabi Alonso. The will-he-stay or will-he-go scenario being played out by Ribery at Bayern Munich could be pivotal on any move for 40m-rated Fabregas. Unlike Chelseas John Terry, the Gunners skipper (right) has repeatedly insisted he will be staying at the Emirates and reports that he has bought a multi-million pound new home at a prestigious address in North London may make Arsenal fans feel more relaxed. The 22-year-old said: For anyone who is unclear or may have misunderstood what my position is, let me make myself absolutely crystal clear. My future is at this great club. I am wholeheartedly committed to Arsenal. Thats absolutely clear then. BY GEOFF TEATHER Owens set for national service GARY NEVILLE believes Michael Owens move to Manchester United can rekindle his England career. The striker, who joined United from Newcastle this summer, has found himself frozen out of the international picture under Fabio Capello. But Neville said: Anyone who plays for United over a season has a great chance of getting into an international team, no matter whether it be England or any other country. Its a hard club to play for and if youre playing well and doing well then you have a great chance. The opportunity is there for him. Arsenal target: Ever Banega Banega is Wengers Melo alternative ARSENAL are leading the chase to sign Valencia midfielder Ever Banega. Arsene Wenger has earmarked recruiting a holding midfielder as his priority. And with Juventus still leading the chase for Fiorentinas Felipe Melo, Wenger is ready to switch his attentions to the Argentine star. Banega, 21, joined Valencia from Boca Juniors for 15m at the start of 2008 but he failed to make an impression and was sent out on a season-long loan to Atletico Madrid. Atletico are not expected to make the move a permanent one and Wenger is ready to pounce and make his second signing of the summer after bringing in Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax. Banega is determined to show he can compete at the highest level and has ruled out any chance of him going back to Valencia next season. He said: I will not return to Valencia, even though I still have a contract with them. Wenger will also seek alternative defensive reinforcements after Newcastle quoted Arsenal a price of 15m for their French centre back Sebastien Bassong. 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