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Porto coach Villas-Boas remains in Chelsea frame

Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas remains on Chelsea's radar.

The Telegraph says Chelsea hope to confirm Guus Hiddink as their new manager within the next 48 hours - though he is facing late competition from the highly-rated Villas-Boas.

Porto's president Pinta da Costa was in London on Wednesday evening - Blues owner Roman Abramovich was also in town - raising the outside prospect that Chelsea might trigger a deal for Villas-Boas although they would have to pay €15 million (£13m) to match a release clause.

Jose Mourinho, who is Villas-Boas's former mentor, also has a release clause, of €25m from his contract at Real Madrid and Abramovich has also actively considered paying that. However it is expected he will now appoint Hiddink on a 12-month contract, with the option for a further year and radically overhaul the Chelsea squad.

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