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With Andre Villas-Boas resigning from his manager's role at Porto, poising himself to join Chelsea as soon as Abramovich meets his £13.25m release clause, Chelsea has almost ensured a deal for Porto goal-machine Radamel Falcao.
The Colombian striker is touted to follow Villas-Boas to London. Chelsea are expected to meet his £26m buyout clause, though Porto president Jorge Pinto da Costa is believed to be far from impressed with Villas-Boas and Chelsea.
Villas-Boas resigned on Tuesday after reportedly faxing his resignation to the club though there is the matter of a £13.25m. However, Porto released a statement, saying his contract will not be terminated until the clause is met.
The statement read, Porto has been notified of the intention of coach Andre Villas Boas to terminate, without just cause, his contract with the club, immediately activating his release clause.
Villas-Boas is now, according to reports, expected to sign an initial two-year deal with Chelsea. As expected, if his first signing is Falcao then goals are ensured. The Colombian scored 17 goals in 14 games for Porto in the Europa League last season, setting a new scoring record, while scoring 19 in the league.