Crewe set Otsemobor price
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crewe Alexandra are determined to get the top price for Jon Otsemobor.
Crewe Alexandra are determined to get the top price for Jon Otsemobor, amid reports Bolton Wanderers want the full-back.
Otsemobor has been placed on the transfer list at Gresty Road after rejecting an offer to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season.
He has been linked with a January move to Bolton, where he spent two months on loan from Liverpool back in 2004.
Crewe boss Dario Gradi is believed to want £400,000 for the defender and is keen for the club to receive a fair price for Otsemobor.
"I still think he owes us because we rescued him from Rotherham," Gradi told the club's official website.
"When we did the same with Jermaine Wright from Wolves' reserves, he refused to sign a new contract, but we got £500,000 for him.
"He owed us, we got our money, so that was that."
Billy Jones is also in the same situation as Otsemobor, and Gradi feels he has no option but to sell the versatile teenager in January.
He added: "I have always stated how disappointed I am in the two lads that have turned down a new contract.
"I always thought that one day, one of our kids could well turn around and say he isn't signing, but I never expected it to be Billy. I've told him that.
"Now it is my job to sell him and get as much money as I can for him, as to not put those kids coming up behind him in any jeopardy."