JOHN Terry was coming under increasing pressure to declare his commitment to the Blues yesterday after Man City boss Mark Hughes reaffirmed his interest in the Chelsea skipper.
Hughes is confident Terry will be tempted by a fresh challenge at Eastlands - especially after landing Carlos Tevez and closing in on Emmanuel Adebayor.
The money won't hurt either and the Blues will not attempt to match the £200,000-plus per week City are reportedly willing to offer.
Hughes said: "We could offer John Terry a different challenge. "When you have been with a club a long time, you may get to a point when you need a new challenge, when you think a change of scenery would just reignite certain things within you.
"It is not a question of money. It is about a different stage in his life and career, and maybe that is why there hasn't been a response because John is thinking in those terms.
"I went through that process and I can understand if that is the way he is thinking. He's an outstanding player and an outstanding person. If the opportunity presents itself to bring a player of his calibre to the club, we will do our utmost to bring that about."