Dude, get a gripe. Chelsea aint offering anything more than 16 million and I dont reckon they need a leftback more than we need a defender(expecially with Cygan gone). If we dont sell, we will have a disgruntled player who will not give 100% with us and his value going below 10 million come January. Then we will be in much dire situation. Another way to look at it is that if we sell Cole for the 16m, we will still have to source for another good defender which will probably cause in the excess of 10 million. Then there is a fear that they cannot adapt too. So all in all, I am pretty satisfied with this deal as it means we now have "world class" fully adapted defender, albeit at a cost of course. You can take it as we spent 10m on Gallas...someone who we will probably have much much less chance of getting when he becomes free.