Danny Murhpy: ‘There is NO WAY Chelsea will offer John Terry a new contract’

first_imgDanny Murphy believes Chelsea are purely ‘covering their own backs’ with claims they could yet offer John Terry a contract extension, saying there is ‘NO WAY’ they will offer the long-term captain a new deal.Former England centre-back Terry rocked Stamford Bridge following Sunday’s FA Cup victory over MK Dons by revealing he is set to leave the club at the end of the season.Not even his team-mates knew of the news, and it means the departure of another of their experienced stars is likely, with the Blues already losing Petr Cech, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard – the spine of their multiple title-winning team – in the space of 12 months.Chelsea attempted to dampen the blow with the release of a statement on Sunday evening, insisting the defender could still be offered the chance to remain at the club.But former Liverpool, Tottenham and England midfielder Murphy claims if there is no deal on the table by now, it is unlikely Terry will be offered one at all.The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast co-host said: “I was an older player at Fulham, I was captain and I was on a rolling contract each year.“A new contract would always be on the table by January, always. But in my last year, I got to February and there was no contract.“Now, there’s absolutely no reason why there wouldn’t be a new contract on the table by now if they wanted to keep them.“So, Chelsea coming out and saying there’s still a chance is just them covering their own backs from the fan backlash.“There’s absolutely no way they have an intension of offering John Terry a new contract and that’s why he has come out to the press, because I think he is disgusted the club have dismissed him out of hand.”last_img read more

US House Votes to Sell Midtown Lot to Muni

first_imgThe U.S. House today voted to sell a 9-acre lot in Anchorage to the Municipality, at fair market value. The property at 40th and Denali Street is one of the largest undeveloped lots in Midtown. The late Sen. Ted Stevens intended the site to be the Alaska location of the National Archives. With his support, the government bought the land in 2004 from real estate developers John Rubini and Leonard Hyde for $3.5 million. But when Stevens lost his Senate seat, the project had no champion and was never constructed. Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan wanted the land as a transit hub. The transition manager for Ethan Berkowitz says the mayor-elect is still considering the best use for the land. The bill next moves to the Senate.Listen now:last_img