Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Villas-Boas in £80m Chelsea start
Chelsea have confirmed this morning that André Villas-Boas has been appointed as the new Chelsea manager. A three year deal has been signed and the club say of their acquisition 'he is one of the most talented young managers in football today. Chelsea are confident Andre's leadership of the team will result in greater successes in major domestic and European competitions'. He will start work immediately. The former Chelsea scout left Porto yesterday after Chelsea agreed to pay them £13.2m compensation.
Villas-Boas, 33, wants to bring £26m Colombian striker Radamel Falcao with him from Porto – and also highly rated £14m midfielder Joao Moutinho. And last night super agent Pini Zahavi was in Sao Paulo with Chelsea representatives ready to make a new £40m offer for Santos teenager Neymar. Chelsea have already had a £30m bid for Brazilian Neymar turned down, but are ready to make an improved offer. The new arrivals would throw doubt over several of Chelsea’s existing stars including Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, but also midfielders Michael Essien and John Obi Mikel.
source: Daily Express