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Porto will not sell Chelsea target Pereira

FC Porto have confirmed that they will not be selling star full-back Alvaro Pereira.

The Uruguayan was a transfer target for Chelsea in the summer and it was believed the Blues could return with a winter offer but Porto president Jorge Pinto da Costa has made it clear the player is not for sale.

"I have offered a guarantee to the coach that no important players will leave the team in January, and that includes Alvaro Pereira," da Costa told O Jogo.

"I think the chance to do a deal for this player has passed, and that is good news for us.

"Now is the time that rumours start spreading in the papers, but I am used to that."

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