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The Belgium international is keen on a move to the Premier League

Villas-Boas wants the transfer window shut at start of season

Andre Villas-Boas is to propose a dramatic re-structuring of the transfer window at Uefa's influential elite coaches' forum in Nyon on Wednesday.

Villas-Boas: City have talent for a champion debut

It is something of a surprise that until this year Gus Poyet was the only Uruguayan footballer to make a real impact in the Premier League. The South American nation may have a small population, similar to Wales at 3.5 million, but traditionally its footballers are physically robust, tactically astute, and expected to travel.

Villas-Boas raving over Porto's Pereira as Chelsea look to spend again

It is something of a surprise that until this year Gus Poyet was the only Uruguayan footballer to make a real impact in the Premier League. The South American nation may have a small population, similar to Wales at 3.5 million, but traditionally its footballers are physically robust, tactically astute, and expected to travel.

Chelsea confirm making bid for Porto defender Alvaro Pereira

Chelsea have made a bid for Porto defender Alvaro Pereira, manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed.

Villas-Boas more Pep talk than Jose on first Chelsea training day

New manager put emphasis on the collective when he met his players yesterday, writes Mark Fleming

Villas-Boas more Pep talk than Jose on first Chelsea team-building day

New manager put the emphasis on the collective when he met his players at training yesterday

Chelsea target Radamel Falcao interested in Premier League switch

Chelsea target Radamel Falcao has hinted he is ready to quit Porto for a move to the Barclays Premier League.

Cole reassures Villas-Boas he will have respect from players

Chelsea's new manager André Villas-Boas is preparing to meet the players tomorrow for the first time since his appointment, and has been promised by the defender Ashley Cole that there are "no egos" at Stamford Bridge.

Andre Villas-Boas age not an issue insists Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole insists there are "no egos" at Chelsea and the senior players will quickly adapt to life under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Modern man Villas-Boas makes slick home debut

The 'Group One' with the style of a young business executive gives an impressive first Chelsea press conference full of energy but void of soundbites

Villas-Boas to impose a code of conduct

Andre Villas-Boas began his reign as Chelsea manager yesterday by asserting his authority over the powerful figures within the Stamford Bridge dressing room.

Villas-Boas set to outline plans for Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas will be given the opportunity to outline his plans for Chelsea when officially unveiled as the Barclays Premier League club's new manager tomorrow morning.

Disgruntled Porto dig in heels over Villas-Boas' shopping list

Porto are unhappy with the way Andre Villas-Boas walked out to take over at Chelsea last week, and are insisting that the Stamford Bridge club must pay the full get-out clause for any players he wants to take with him.

Abramovich easy to work with, says Grant

New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas can expect to be left alone to get on with his job, according to former Blues boss Avram Grant.

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