With Porto striker Falcao having already expressed a desire to follow Andre Villas-Boas to Chelsea, the new Blues boss' popularity has been further reinforced with defender Rolando claiming he would also be open to a move to Stamford Bridge.

Rolando, 25, featured in all but one of Porto's league fixtures last term, as Dragões romped to the title with a record five weeks of the season remaining.

The Portugal centre-back also starred in the triumphant Europa League campaign - the fourth trophy won during Villas-Boas' brief tenure at Estádio do Dragão.

Rolando now has a taste for success and is keen to further his career away from Porto - with Chelsea now his favoured destination.

"Andre Villas-Boas has my number. If he is interested, he knows that I loved working with him," Rolando said, according to the Daily Mail.

"I have been in Porto for three years now and now could be a good time to leave, I just want to continue to win, whether here or somewhere else.

"There are clubs in Europe who Porto cannot compete with, financially, and if an offer comes in, we will see."




 

Meanwhile, Porto front man Hulk has moved to quell speculation that he too fancies a move to west London - claiming he is happy to fight for silverware next season under new manager Vítor Pereira.

"I am very happy in Porto in terms of the sport situation and the love of the fans," said the Brazil international.

"I insist that the option to leave has not entered my head, and (I intend) to carry on at Porto and win more titles next season."

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