Chelsea boss Villas-Boas denies having certain players in his sights

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas denies he's gunning for some senior players.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas denies he's gunning for some senior players.

Chelsea jetted into Malaysia on Tuesday ahead of the Barclays Asia Trophy, with Villas-Boas continuing to preach a sermon of evolution rather than revolution after succeeding Carlo Ancelotti.

"Untouchable is a person who continuously performs at a high level," said Villas-Boas, set to make young Genk goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois his first new signing.

"Based on the trophies these players have won before and the success they have had, aren't these the players you want in the end? Could be, no?

"As long as people are able to perform in training and the expectations of the fans and to a level of performance that is high and enables them to be in the starting 11 continuously, I don't see why it shouldn't happen.

"The most important thing for a leader is to be coherent in the decisions that he takes and it's a principle I cannot let go.

"As long as people are able to perform to the highest level as top players, which they are, and the past also shows, then I have no problem with that."

 
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