Manchester City has offered Chelsea skipper John Terry a record breaking £300,000 a week contract to join Manchester City.
The future of the Chelsea and England defender is now on a knife-edge as it has been reported that Terry, 28, has been blown away by City’s offer, which is worth £15.6million-a-year.
But it is a measure of how boss Mark Hughes views the centre-back as crucial to City’s development.
This would easily make Terry the world’s highest-paid player and his salary would dwarf even that of the footballer closest to him, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is on £255,000-a- week at Real Madrid.
Hughes strongly believes that Terry is the key to City bursting into the Premier League’s top four and becoming one of Europe’s leading clubs.
The Welshman also strongly believes that he can get a good five years out of the centre-back, despite some of the injury problems he has suffered in the last couple of seasons, and has long had him on his radar.
It is believed that City failed with a move for Terry last season and, though the latest £30m offer has been firmly rejected by Chelsea, it is believed that the pursuit is far from over.
In fact, it is now reported that the Londoners are bracing themselves for another audacious bid in the region of £40m.