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Could Villas-Boas swap Porto for Chelsea?

20th June 2011 - Chad Lazarus

It has been reported that Porto football manager Andre Villas-Boas is attracting interest from Chelsea, as the London club looks for a successor to Carlo Ancelotti.

Villas-Boas worked closely with ex-Blues boss Jose Mourinho prior to the start of his managerial career, sparking widespread comparisons between the two.

This year, Villas-Boas led Porto to the Europa League trophy and now the club's president Pinta Da Costa has confessed that he could possibly depart the Portugese champions.

Da Costa said: "Villas Boas has a contract and a clause of €15million (£13.2 million). If someone deposits €15million into our account and he wants to go, we cannot do anything because it is something that is contractually specified."

Current speculation is pointing towards Villas-Boas taking over as Chelsea manager, while the other main candidate, Carlo Ancelotti, is rumoured to be securing a position as a sporting director of the club. 

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