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Terry model Vanessa Perroncel: I will not sell my story

Lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel, who is at the centre of allegations about her relationship with married footballer John Terry, has said she will not sell her story to the media. may have kissed - but she is not going to tell, it was revealed today.

The former nightclub hostess said she was very sad about reports that Terry has been dropped as England captain.

In a statement read on her behalf by publicist Max Clifford, Ms Perroncel said: "In recent days I have been the centre of a great deal of press speculation and comment.

"I would like to put on record my thanks to Max Clifford for his advice and help at this difficult time.

"The details of my friendship with John and his family have been the subject of intense and wholly unfair and untrue media speculation.

"As Max has already said, much of the material in the press is inaccurate.

"I now find myself subject to other unsubstantiated and false claims which have appeared in the papers over the past few days.

"This has only added to the pressure which my family and I have been under.

"The media have sought to pore over my private life and that of my family, which is very upsetting.

"I have decided I do not want to speak publicly about the speculation since it only seems to add more fuel to the fire.

"I have a three-year-old son and he is my main concern.

"I do not believe speaking to newspapers or the media is in his interest or my own.

"I do not wish to add anything more to what I have said."

Terry's demotion, reported by Sky News, would be a bitter blow for player and manager.

When most pundits expected the Italian to name Rio Ferdinand as his skipper prior to the friendly with the Czech Republic in August 2008, Capello instead turned to Terry as his on-pitch leader.

It was felt the Chelsea star was better at galvanising players around him, with Capello paying little attention to the wider role many believed Ferdinand was more capable of fulfilling.

Terry has done everything asked of him as England have marched on towards this summer's World Cup in South Africa.

But there have been issues away from the pitch that have not sat easily with bosses at the FA.

Both Terry's parents have been in the headlines for the wrong reasons, while the defender himself was accused of using his role as England skipper for personal gain when an agency to which he was linked included his status in an e-mail offering the player's services to enhance their business.

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