Terry’s Euro 2012 place in doubt and striker wants loan move

John Terry is reportedly in danger of missing out on England’s squad for the European Championships.

The Sun and Daily Mail suggest new boss Roy Hodgson has doubts about taking both Terry and Rio Ferdinand to the tournament given that Chelsea’s skipper has been accused of racially abusing the Manchester United defender’s brother Anton. Terry strongly denies doing so.

Romelu Lukaku has reiterated that he wants to go out on loan next season.

Lukaku, who turns 19 this month, has been frustrated at his lack of first-team chances since his £18m move from Anderlecht last summer.

He told Belgian newspaper De Standaard: “I need to play more games. It has not been as I imagined at Chelsea. Both Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo have stuck with experienced players.

“I haven’t always agreed with their decisions but, as a player, you have to accept the decisions of the coach. I don’t have any regrets about joining Chelsea. I’ve learned a lot.

“Let’s wait and see who is appointed Chelsea manager but, as it stands, I’ll be going out on loan.

“Playing games is the most important thing for my career right now and for that reason it’s better to look at other places.”

Meanwhile, QPR captain Joey Barton says his former club Manchester City are in for a “reality check” if they think the title is as good as won.

City are overwhelming favourites to clinch the Premier League crown by beating Rangers, who need a point to guarantee their top-flight survival.

The Daily Mirror quote Barton as saying: “I can’t wait for the game – I can’t wait to go to Man City.

“They expect us to turn up and them to probably stuff us and go on and win the league .

“If that is their attitude, they will get a reality check. It’s 11 men against 11 men. There is a lot of pressure out there – I can’t wait for it.

“We have one game to go and we are masters of our own destiny.”

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