Chelsea have stated that they have failed to land the Bolton centre-back to shore up the hole needed replace John Terry and Khalid Boulahouz.
Chelsea said it it has been in discussions with Bolton Wanderers for the transfer of Tal Ben Haim in the January transfer window.
These discussions have been unsuccessful and Ben Haim will not be joining Chelsea FC in January.
So there we are - off to Anfield to face 10 ft tall Peter Crouch with Ricardo Carvalho - that demon in the air and 5ft something Michel Essien as central defenders
I've got my boots, Jose - give me a call.