Chelsea Transfer Rumors: Porto Offer Alvaro Pereira To Chelsea For £15 Million

Long-term Chelsea target Alvaro Pereira has been offered to the European Champions for a cut price £15 million, which is half the valuation fee that Porto had on the defender originally. 

Valued at £30 million by Porto officials, Chelsea were initially put off making a move for the left sided player, but it seems Porto are now prepared to let the player go according to The Metro

Pereira is a 26-year-old Uruguayan international and has continued to impress pundits and supporters alike during his time for club and country.

Porto are attempting to gather some money to bring in new players themselves, in the hope that it will encourage star players such as Joao Moutinho and Chelsea target Hulk, to stay at Porto. 

The players agent has admitted that although Pereira wants to leave Porto, there has been no concrete offer for him yet. He says "We think everything will go well and he can leave the club, but right now we do not have a concrete offer". 

Pereira is an attacking wing-back who can play on either side, although predominently on the left. He has the ability to play as a defender or as a midfielder. Chelsea had been looking at other left sided options before, although it now looks like they are more than happy to rely on the services of Team GB player Ryan Bertrand as sufficient back up for Ashley Cole. Bertrand has impressed during the recent London Olympic games as well as in the latter part of last season for Chelsea.

However, the club are yet to secure new contracts for Cole and Bertrand, who they are currently in talks with. Whilst the Cesar Azpilicueta deal is also not yet complete.

It is said that Chelsea are now considering their options and whether to pursue Pereira, who's versatility is seen as a bonus in their pursuit of players for a couple more positions.