Slaven Bilic rates Angelo Ogbonna as important at the back as Dimi Payet is further forward and has no intention of selling the Italian.
Reports have been circulating that Roma are keen on the 28 year old but the Irons boss has made it clear privately he will resist all bids.
After the arrival of Payet, Slav had made central defence his major priority are on arriving at the club and Ogbonna was his single target.
And after a season which included injuries, Ogbonna responded superbly to nail down a place at central defence – plus of course THAT goal against Liverpool – and show why he is one of Slav’s most important players.
ClaretadHugh was told this morning that the manager had made it clear this was a player he wanted from the moment he took over at the club and that he rates him very highly indeed.
A source said: “Dimi rates him as highy defensively as he does Dimi offensively. There’s no chance of Angelo going anywhere.”