believes starlet Levi Colwill is already better than big-money signings and .
The Blues have in the last two transfer windows with Fofana joining last summer in a deal worth £70million from Leicester City along with Kalidou Kouliably, who arrived from Napoli for £33m.
Marc Cucurella also joined last summer with Badiashile arriving from Monaco in January.
Chelsea have shipped 41 goals in 36 league games this season with one of their young charges impressing out on loan in Colwill.
The 20-year-old joined Brighton on a season-long loan deal in the summer and while the futures of a host of Chelsea players are uncertain this summer,
Having watched his progress at Brighton, former Manchester United defender Ferdinand is already convinced he is Chelsea’s best young option at the back.
Asked whether United could possibly make a move for the Blues youngster this summer, Ferdinand told ‘We ain’t getting him, he’s at Chelsea. They ain’t going to sell him.
‘I think he is the best one they’ve got at Chelsea. He’s better than Fofana and I think he’s better than Badiashile.
‘Have you seen the way he is playing for Brighton? He has gone to Brighton, his team is higher than Chelsea.
‘He is playing unbelievably well in that team. Did you see the way he was slapping that ball around yesterday [on Sunday against Arsenal]?
‘This season, Collwill has been better than Fofana and Badiashile. 100 per cent.’
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be this week and is eager to build a squad around a core of home-grown players with Colwill central to those plans.
The centre-half has two years left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge with
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