Agreed, however, they're not in a position to set demands. If they miss out on CL again (not to mention that even when they were in it, their performance was very bad) their star players will ask for transfers and they will have to build a team from scratch.I don't think anybody doubted the offer. It was pretty certain we won't sell him for 40mln. I believe we would only consider a sale for a figure of 60+.
Some smartass did, wont name him, his name is too ugly to write. also look at the wording, they cant spend that much on a CB. There were negotiations going on, but Chelsea didnt give us what we wanted for him and Higgy. Youre right we wanted more, not sure if it was 60M though