Aston Villa man insists players will not snub John Terry

Gabby Agbonlahor has told The Sun on Sunday he will definitely shake John Terry’s hand when Aston Villa play Chelsea and believes all players will do the same.

The Villa forward was reacting to speculation that some black players may snub the Chelsea captain in the wake of Terry’s clash with Anton Ferdinand.

Terry was cleared in court of racially abusing the QPR defender during last October’s west London derby at Loftus Road.

“Players like me have to set a good example to kids,” said Agbonlahor.

“A lot of kids love their football and watch us all the time — that’s why we have to be good role models. That’s definitely more important than political points-scoring over an opponent

“I don’t think there will be players who won’t shake his hand. I think they’ll all do it. When thousands and thousands are watching, you’re not going to refuse someone’s hand easily.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Fulham’s Moussa Dembele and believe they can land the Belgium star before the start of the season, according to The People.

Dembele has been consistently linked with a move from Craven Cottage. It is claimed that Fulham will demand at least £15m for him.

The People also suggest Whites boss Martin Jol is keen on Marseille’s Alou Diarra, 31, but only if he can sign the France midfielder on a free transfer.

The Sun say Fulham have clinched the signing of striker Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The People say Portsmouth want midfielder Shaun Derry from QPR and that the R’s are planning a £6m bid for Celtic’s Korean star Ki Sung-Yeung as well as competing with Liverpool for the signing of Barcelona’s Spain Under-19 striker Gerard Deulofeu.

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