No more centre backs

Last updated : 24 June 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The France international claimed at the weekend that he had turned down the offer of a new contract at Stamford Bridge, sparking rumours that Sir Bobby was about to renew his interest in the player.

But he told The Sun: "I like Gallas as a player but I have six centre-halves already and am happy with the quality we have here."

With the club having spent around £13million on centre backs in the past 12 months you can see his point, but for this strategy to work Sir Bobby needs another of the youngsters to progress into Jonathan Woodgate’s class soon.