Chelsea boss AVB plays down link with Porto playmaker Moutinho

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has played down reports of a move for Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has played down reports of a move for Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho.

Moutinho is believed to be on Chelsea’s list of targets after they had two bids for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric rejected.

But Villas-Boas, talking to Portuguese TV station Antena 1, said: “Joao Moutinho is, without doubt, a super footballer, but we are very competitive in that area.

“The injury to [Michael] Essien has changed my plans, but with Oriol Romeu [who's been signed from Barcelona] we have a player who can increase our level.

“At this moment, I don’t need to think about more reinforcements. That will only happen now if we suffer any more setbacks which, of course, I don’t desire.”

 
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