Porto star open to Chelsea move

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Porto left-back Alvaro Pereira would still be interested in a move to Chelsea, despite a proposed transfer falling through last summer.


Pereira’s agent has claimed the Uruguay international is ready to move if the right offer comes in and welcomed an approach from the Stamford Bridge side.


Roman Abramovich’s Blues made a bid for the defender last summer with newly appointed manager Andre Villas-Boas at the helm, but the Portuguese side rejected all offers, according to


“Chelsea are the European champions, they are a great club for any player, not just Alvaro Pereira. They are a top 10 club in Europe," said Flavio Perchmen.

“If there is a good offer, we will study it. We want the best solution for his career. We are open to offers, but it has to be from a club of the same level of Porto or better.

“We will see what happens. What he wants is to play.”


The report also claims that Pereira has a release clause in his contract €30million, but Chelsea are unlikely to meet that figure.


The west Londoners are overhauling their squad this summer in a bid to get back into the top four after finishing the Premier League in a disappointing sixth place.


Abramovich has already put deals in place for Eden Hazard and another Porto player, Hulk, with an outlay of £70million.


However, current left-back incumbent Ashley Cole has been in terrific form recently and does not look like giving up his berth in the first team any time soon.

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