LITESPORT club saying no matter what money they wont sell you, its unbelievable. And to hear it from the owner himself thats the kind of relationship you cant buy. It is believed that only after a heart-to-heart with Roman Abramovich did Terry finally decide to reject a 250,000-per- week deal at City London Lite Tuesday, 28 July 2009 35 HELP TOTTENHAMBREAKING NEWS... Fredliftslidon kneemachine ANDREW FLINTOFF (below) has revealed the full extent of the discomfort he has suffered to get his injured right knee ready for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, which starts on Thursday. The England all-rounder, who bowled through the pain to inspire victory against Australia at Lords last week, told TalkSport radio: After Lords my knee was a bit sore but Ive been icing it and getting treatment from our physio Dave Roberts. Ive been in the gym too. After every session Ive been icing it and now I have this machine that I put on [the knee] every night. It gets in the way a little bit... it wraps around my knee and it compresses it, half an hour on, half an hour off through the night. Hopefully it will all be worth it and Ill be fit to play. Massa set for full recovery FELIPE MASSA is recovering well and could walk out of hospital within 10 days. Peter Bazso, the medical director of the AEK hospital in Budapest, said: My expectation is that he would walk out of the hospital on his own. If his recovery continues at this pace, I wouldnt rule out that he could leave within 10 days. Massa suffered serious head injuries during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix and Bazso added: Hes recovering but this is not the end of the story, he is still in a life-threatening condition. SWEETER THAN 2005: PAGES 32&33 strike force Eduardo said: Everything is going well, Im pleased to score twice. I need some more games and then hopefully I can come back to how I was two years ago. Im fully fit now and doing all the training 100 hundred percent. Invincibles: Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira celebrate winning the Premier League at White Hart Lane in 2004 is suffering from a groin problem while Michael Dawson damaged his Achilles and will miss the start of the season. That leaves Redknapps options limited with skipper Ledley King yet to kick a ball this summer while Pascal Chimbonda and Dorian Dervite featured in central defence in the 2-0 defeat to Celtic in the Wembley Cup at the weekend. The defence has not improved, he said. We obviously have the injuries and therefore we are very much relying on Ledley. Mr Chelsea: captain John Terry Actually Terry DID consider joining City, says, er... Terry JOHN TERRY has finally admitted he did consider leaving Chelsea to join the Manchester City revolution. After weeks of no comment regarding his future, the Blues captain broke cover on Sunday saying: I want to clear this up once and for all. Leaving Chelsea was never a possibility. However a day later, he conceded: Of course I thought about things. I was very flattered City wanted to sign me. But when you get a call from your own BY GEOFF TEATHER Best of Brede :Hangeland puts the block on Arsenals Nicklas Bendtner Wenger hunts Hangeland to fill the gap left by Toure FULHAM boss Roy Hodgson faces a fight to hang on to Brede Hangeland as Arsenal look to replace centre-back Kolo Toure. Arsene Wenger is expected to offer around 15m for the 6ft 5ins Norway captain as Ivory Coast star Toure looks set to sign for Manchester City this week. Wenger said of Toures impending Eastlands move: We will see what happens in the next 24 hours. Nothing is decided yet but we have many centre-backs at the club we have seven at the moment and I have been playing one in midfield during pre-season. Wenger has been a long-time admirer of Hangeland, the 28-year-old whose composure under pressure and superb aerial command were pivotal to Fulham finishing a club-record seventh in the Premier League last season. But Hodgson, already working with one of the Leagues smallest first team squads, is determined to keep a player he believes is vital to Fulhams attempt to combine a challenge for another top 10 finish with their foray into the new Europa League, which begins at Lithuanian side FK Vetra on Thursday. Hangeland, signed from FC Copenhagen in January 2008 for 2.5m, has two years remaining on his current contract but talks on a new deal have been on-going. It is believed Hangeland has received a double-your-money offer from Fulham which would see his wages rise from 15,000 a week to 30,000. Negotiations between Hangelands representatives and Fulham chief executive Alistair Mackintosh were put on hold over the summer when the player got married and went on a honeymoon but they were set to resume this week. BY NEAL COLLINS FERRARIS SCHU-TURN: PAGE 31 I was very flattered and honoured about the bid but I wanted reassurances key players around me, people like Ashley and Didier, who are in for contract talks at the moment, were going to be around. Ive got three years left on my contract and hopefully if I have a good year theyll be talking to me about a new deal sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, the England defender told his clubs official website that he is really impressed with new manager Carlo Ancelotti. Terry said: Ive been really impressed. 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