Guest ObaStar Posted July 11, 2009 Share Posted July 11, 2009 http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/113359/Toon-s-10m-Taylor-set-to-replace-Terry TARGET: Chelsea chase Taylor as JT's replacement Sunday July 12,2009 By John Richardson CHELSEA are ready to move in for Newcastle United’s England Under-21 defender Steven Taylor as they prepare to sell skipper John Terry to Manchester City. Taylor – like Terry, a no-nonsense defender – was devastated by Newcastle’s relegation. Spurs also want 23-year-old Taylor, who although born in London rose through the Toon youth ranks to become an adopted Geordie. But it’s Chelsea who are poised with a £10million bid as they anticipate an increased £35m City offer for Terry – one they will find hard to turn down. Chelsea have so far rejected two bids from ambitious City, who are armed with Sheikh Mansour’s millions. But influential people at Stamford Bridge firmly believe £35m is too good to turn down. Terry, 28, is already one of the club’s biggest earners on around £130,000 a week and Chelsea will not try to match City’s offer of a £200,000 weekly pay packet. City are confident of signing Carlos Tevez from Manchester United for £25m and they will also step up their £18m chase for Everton defender Joleon Lescott. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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