Footballer and Claire Henry hire top lawyers

Thierry Henry’s ex wife Claire is reportedly demanding a £10million settlement.

The pair split last year after 4-years of marriage and the model was granted a quickie divorce in September when she cited her husband’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

But Thierry, 30, has now hired top lawyers Mishcon de Reya to argue that he was a success before he met his wife and that she wasn’t involved in his professional decisions.

‘Thierry has made an offer to Claire, which she has turned down flat,’

a source tells The Sun. ‘His legal team have really come on strong —

warning her to shape up for a messy and bloody battle.’

Claire, 27, who has hired Sir Paul McCartney’s divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton, is also said to be demanding a cut their £5.9million marital home in Hampstead, north London – which he bought before they wed in July 2003.

She and Thierry, who met filming his famous Renault ad in 2001, are parents to daughter Tea, 2.