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Chelsea boss Scolari ready to cash in on Alex

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari won't stop Alex quitting Stamford Bridge in January.

Scolari originally turned down Alex's request but has now decided he can go - for the right price.

A source close to Big Phil told The Sun: "Scolari doesn't like to work with unsatisfied players. If Alex wants to leave, he can. Whoever comes in with £15m can take him."

AC Milan, Panathinaikos and Seville are monitoring Alex's situation and any money raised by selling him could be used by Scolari to buy a striker.

The Blues boss feels his authority is being undermined by a player who has no intention of staying.

And his decision to sell is also based on the quality he has already at the club.

The source added: "Alex is complaining because he wants to play. But his contract doesn't say he has to be a starter in the team.

"Scolari has Terry and Carvalho - a partnership he considers the best in the world.

"Alex thinks because he is Brazilian, the Brazilian coach will protect and play him which is not true."

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