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Porto receive Villas-Boas payment paving way for Chelsea move

FC Porto have received their compensation payment of £13.2million, paving the way for Andre Villas-Boas to move to Chelsea. The Portuguese tactician handed in his Porto resignation earlier on Tuesday and it is now expected that he will be appointed at Stamford Bridge sometime this week.

33-year old Villas-Boas, who led Porto to the Europa League trophy last season, wants to bring two backroom staff with him to Southwest London and will discuss having fitness coach Jose Mario Rocha and opposition scout Daniel Sousa come with him when he holds talks with the Blues tomorrow.

A statement released by Porto reads: "Futebol Clube do Porto come to inform the market we have received from Mr. Andre Villas-Boas the figure stated in the release clause of his working contract, so the consummation of the termination of his working and sporting link with Futebol Clube do Porto only depends on the formalisation of the respective instrument of contractual termination.

"Futebol Clube do Porto also inform we have celebrated with the new coach of our main squad, the Professor Vitor Manuel de Oliveira Lopes Pereira, a sporting working contract, valid for two seasons, starting immediately."

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