Man City convinced of signing Chelsea's Terry before Wednesday
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.