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Chelsea to test Porto resolve with new Pereira bid

Chelsea are ready to launch a new bid for Porto fullback Alvaro Pereira.

The Daily Mail says Andre Villas-Boas missed out on Uruguay left back Pereira, 26, in the summer as Porto demanded £25m.

Former Porto coach Villas-Boas said: "In August we were close to securing Alvaro Pereira and we didn't succeed.

"It's normal that Chelsea should be linked to Porto but turning it into reality is another thing."

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