Man City convinced of signing Chelsea's Terry before Wednesday

John Terry wants talks with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich about his future.

John Terry wants talks with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich about his future.

The Times says Manchester City believe that a £35 million deal could be reached before the squad fly to South Africa for their pre-season tour on Wednesday.

Terry, the Chelsea captain, has concerns about the club being unable to attract a top player this summer, after several failed attempts, and is seeking a pay rise of about £20,000 a week, to increase his wage to about £150,000 a week — short of what he could earn at City.

Chelsea want the dispute resolved as soon as possible to avoid it becoming an unsavoury backdrop to their pre-season tour. They travel to the United States on Thursday and play the Seattle Sounders in the first of their friendly matches a week today.