The club have reportedly set James Chester’s asking price at £10m, according to the Daily Mail. The tabloid reports that Stoke are readying an improved second bid of £7m for the Welshman, but that’s likely to be rejected if we stick to our valuation.
Since joining the club two years ago, the 29-year-old has been one of the stand-out performers and is undoubtedly one of the best centre-backs in the Championship.
With that being the case, I decided to gauge opinion among the fanbase about how much we would be prepared to sell him for. Although a large minority don’t want to sell the defender at any price, most wanted to up our price tag to above £11m:
Much depends on the amount of interest there is in Chester. If Stoke are the only team making formal bids, getting a price above £10m could be problematic.
In their report, the Mail suggested that Brighton could enter the running, and if that happens, there is a possibility of a bidding war for our no.5.