Villas-Boas plots £46m double raid - reports

Published Add your comment

Football News

Chelsea are set to make a double swoop for Porto players Alvaro Pereira, 25, and Joao Moutinho, 24, in a bid to strengthen up their midfield, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The versatile midfielder Michael Essien is in a lengthy recovery from knee injury, and the Porto pair would go some way to filling the Ghanaian's boots.

Uruguayan Pereira can play in defence or midfield and his Portugese teammate Joao Moutinho can play literally anywhere in the centre or the flanks.

The players, who are around the same age as Chelsea’s prime target Luka Modric, could find themselves with Blue shirts on next season, as bids for the Croatian playmaker continue to be blocked.


A Chelsea delegate has travelled south for talks with Andre Villas-Boas’ former club, and has reportedly been given a budget of just under £50 million to sign the two players.

Pereira could be signed by the start of next week, and at around £20 million is the cheapest of the pair. Moutinho, on the other hand, is believed to be worth around £26 million to the Portuguese champions.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again