The Daily Mail is reporting this evening that Chelsea and Spurs won’t meet West Ham’s £7 million valuation of Anton Ferdinand. Well thank Christ for that. Anton is by no means the finished article, and obviously relishes the jack the lad lifestyle, but he could be as good, if not better than his brother. We shouldn’t even be contempating selling him. But if we do, it would be criminal to let him go for less than £9 million.
It seems to me that we are not exactly overburdened with central defenders. Collins and Gabbidon aren’t fit, Dailly is a bit shaky and apart from the young James Tomkins, that’s, er, it. Why on earth would we want to sell one of our biggest talents?