Date: 20th November 2014 at 2:04pm
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It began if you recall with serious interest in the last transfer window from Crystal Palace, who bid somewhere in the region of 3 million pounds for our left back, who replaced Aaron Creswell in the team and who has never looked back.

Mick McCarthy and perhaps more importantly owner Marcus Evans, stood firm and the offer was rejected even when Palace threatened to scupper the Jonathan Williams loan arrangement.

In the end of course we got Williams on loan anyway and we kept our prized asset, so it turned out to be the best of both worlds!

Since then, Tyrone Mings has gone from strength to strength and rather than the Palace offer having a negative effect, the opposite appears to be true.

In recent months Mings has excelled to such an extent that it is hard to imagine the days when he was plying his trade with Chippenham Town and the fact we nabbed him for just 10,000 quid seems these days positively light years away!

According to an article in the Daily Mirror this morning, it is Chelsea who has been monitoring his progress of late and Jose Mourinho sees him as a possible replacement to John Terry when he finally hangs up his boots.

In the eyes of the Chelsea boss the kid would make an ideal centre half and would not be used in his accustomed defensive position of left back that he occupies at Town.

Mourinho has told his scouts to continue to monitor his progress and they could make a bid for the player as early as next January when the transfer window re-opens it is thought.

In fact, given the enormous interest generated from a number of Premier clubs for the 21 year old, means the blues could be involved in a bidding war, as Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle and Everton are also rumoured to be interested in the exciting wing back.

If this is the case, then it will be very difficult for Town to keep him and the only consolation for Town would be purely financial.

But the question is, could he be replaced?

 

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