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Model is offered €285,000 to tell tales on Terry


THE French lingerie model at the centre of claims surrounding the England football captain John Terry's alleged affair has been offered £250,000 (€285,000) to tell her side of the story, publicist Max Clifford said last night.

Vanessa Perroncel, the ex-partner of Terry's England and former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge, is now at the heart of a media bidding frenzy.

Mr Clifford said he was in discussions with at least six media outlets, all of which were bidding for her story.

He said: "The £250,000 offer is just the latest bid."

Ms Perroncel was at Mr Clifford's home yesterday, where she was being updated on the latest offers.

Asked whether there was any truth behind the alleged affair, Mr Clifford replied: "She's known John a long time and during that time they've become very close friends but anything more than that I wouldn't want to say at this particular stage."

Meanwhile, England boss Fabio Capello will have the final say on whether Terry can continue to lead the national team.

Terry (29), who has refused to comment on the allegations, had been expected to lead the team to this summer's World Cup in South Africa.

Terry and wife Toni have two children but she has now fled the family home and reportedly flown to Dubai with the youngsters.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said Terry would remain captain of the club.