Stamford Bridge side keen on FC Porto wing-back.
Alvaro Pereira offered to Chelsea in cut price £15m transfer
Portuguese champions Porto have offered Chelsea their highly-rated defender Alvaro Pereira in a cut price £15 million deal.
The Blues are long-term admirers of the 26-year-old, and spent most of last summer trying to secure a transfer, only to be put off by Porto’s £30 million valuation.
Chelsea have since continued scouting the Uruguayan wing-back, and have now been told he is available for sale on the back of a mixed season at the Estadio do Dragao.
Porto are ready to cash in and have told Chelsea they would accept an offer the region of £15 million.
Chelsea’s chase for a new right back continues. Having released Jose Bosingwa in the summer one would imagine that the West London club had drawn up a list of potential replacements and Marseille man Cesar Azpilicueta is seemingly high up on it, but perhaps FC Porto’s apparent decision to reduce the asking price for Alvaro Pereira could lead the Uruguayan to jump to the head of the queue.
The Blues were linked with a move for the 26 year old wing-back last term, with Perreira’s former Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas apparently keen to reunite, but now it seems that Roberto Di Matteo is similarly keen.
£30m was never going to be a realistic valuation but £15m may well be a fee that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to meet, after all the Russian billionaire appears to have rediscovered his love of spending this summer having forked out £60m+ to sign youngsters Eden Hazard, Marko Marin, Thorgan Hazard and Oscar.
Perreira is an attack minded wide-man who gets forward alot and also weighs in with a decent number of assists and goals to boot.
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