The seller, known only as “TheGreatOne” has listed the item as being a part of a collection “that now cannot be realised” and it is described as being in used but excellent condition although some light polishing may be required to remove tear stains.
Those interest in purchasing the Carling Cup should be aware that they will have to arrange to collect the item themselves as postage is not offered with the sale. The item is currently located at a small team in Fulham.
Pundits are puzzled by the move, and are also unsure as to the significance of comments by the Cup’s seller requesting genuine bidders only and that payment would not be accepted in roubles.
Chelsea Football Club, the current Carling Cup holders, would not comment on the eBay listing but denied rumours that they were the buyers who had posted adverts on eBay’s “Want it Now” service for the Premiership and Champion’s League trophies. Both advertisements expired this week.