Porto`s Villas-Boas in Chelsea talks: Report

Updated: Jun 21, 2011, 08:55 AM IST

Lisbon: Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas is set to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of English Premier League side Chelsea, according to a report from Portuguese news agency Lusa on Monday.

Citing sources close to the talks, Lusa claims the London clubs have agreed to pay the 15-million-euro ($21.35m) departure clause in Villas-Boas`s contract.

A former assistant to Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, 33-year-old Villas-Boas led Porto to three titles in his first season at the club: the Portuguese league title, the Portuguese Cup and the Europa League.

In doing so, he became the youngest coach to win a European trophy.

Bureau Report