Chelsea and QPR hold talks over pre-match handshake in derby
21:30 GMT, 23 April 2012
Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers will hold talks this week regarding the potentially explosive pre-match handshake ahead of Sunday's clash.
The Premier League encounter will resurrect the long-standing race row between Anton Ferdinand and John Terry.
Race row: Terry and Ferdinand clashed in October
Terry is due to appear in court on July 9 to face criminal charges over allegations he racial abused Ferdinand during the clash between the two clubs on October 23.
Sportsmail revealed on Thursday how QPR players would hold a team-meeting ahead of making a collective decision on whether to shake Terry's hand this weekend.
In training: Terry will appear in court on July 9
And both clubs will also discuss the matter after tonight's crucial Champions League semi-final showdown in Barcelona.
The west London rivals could ask the Premier League to scrap the handshake altogether but as it stands the top-flight officials are adamant it will go ahead.
Ferdinand is seeking advice from his legal team regarding how his decision regarding whether to shake Terry's hand could prejudice his case.