UNFORTUNATELY for us, and the rest of the sane football world, Chelsea can afford to commit such criminal, financial errors as signing Del Horno
, Wright-Phillips, Duff etc.
VALENCIA are looking to complete a double transfer swoop as they step up interest in Cristiano Ronaldo and Asier Del Horno
The Spaniards levelled midway through the second half with a free-kick from Mariano Pernia, who replaced the injured Asier del Horno
in the squad last week.
Chelsea have instructed three agents to sell Asier Del Horno
(inset) - even though they will lose more than half of the pounds 8m fee they paid for the Spanish left-back only last summer.
The Argentinian teenager was the subject of vehement criticism by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who accused him of play-acting during the incident which saw Asier del Horno
sent off during the first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Sky TV's interviewer copped it after the Barcelona game - Del Horno
copped it this time.
The same number of rolls, in fact, that Del Horno
produced - and he'd been the one doing the tackling.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi has accused Chelsea full-back Asier del Horno
of trying to hurt him as the recriminations following Wednesday's Champions League clash grew ever more bitter.
Asier Del Horno
came hurtling towards Messi but once again the young striker was too fast.
However, at an even bigger price, Asier Del Horno
appeals most at 25-1.
They had rocked back the Blues back on their heels after just two minutes when El-Hadji Diouf won the ball from a throw-in and played it beyond the outstretched Asier del Horno
and into the path of Stelios, who tucked the ball into the net.
Athletic Bilbao defender Asier Del Horno
today emerged as favourite to become Jose Mourinho's additional left-back at Stamford Bridge.