Saturday, July 16, 2005

Chelsea foiled again

Man, its becoming a routine story. Chelsea have had another bid rejected.

This time they have been told no for winger Shaun Wright Phillips by Manchester City. This bid was for 20 million pounds.

Wright Phillips is keen to join Chelsea though, it has been revealed that he called the club chairman and asked for permission to speak to them. The City spokesman said the board is currently considering their options regarding the player. PR speak.

Manchester City are holding out for a bigger fee for their best asset. To me, 20 million pounds is already fair value. But if you haven’t noticed, Chelsea pay the wealth tax. And clubs usually want max value when it’s their best player on the move. So from a Manchester City perspective I can understand why they want the extra few million. It means more to them than to a wealthier club.

I think this is deal is going to happen. With 20 million already on the table, a few more won’t stop Chelsea from being foiled this time.

For the second time I regret making my top 10 list early.
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