Chelsea closing on Portuguese defender deal

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Chelsea are set to offer Portuguese defender Jose Bosingwa a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

The 29-year-old appeared set for a move away from west London under former boss Carlo Ancelotti, but has appeared resurrected following the arrival of Andre Villas-Boas this summer.

TalkSPORT reports that Juventus are tracking the player, and would be allowed to speak to the player in January over a possible pre-contract agreement.

However, the Blues will be eager to avoid losing the player on a free transfer, and are eager to tie Bosingwa down to a new contract at Chelsea.


The player has previously stated a desire to stay with the club, and an increase in first team opportunities with Chelsea are unlikely to have changed that stance in recent months.

Whilst the former Porto player is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, Chelsea are thought to be confident that the player will now stay with them in the Barclays Premier League.

"The talks have now started and it won't be difficult. We are initiating talks with him," said manager Andre Villas-Boas in a chelsea press conference earlier today.

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