Chelsea hope to reach agreement with Andre Villas Boas on personal terms after his release clause as Porto coach was paid up on Tuesday, the Premier League club said in a statement.
"We note that the release clause of Andre Villas Boas has been activated. We can at this time confirm our interest in him and hope to reach agreement with him on personal terms and make a further announcement in the near future,' Chelsea said on their website www.chelseafc.com.
Earlier Porto president Jorge Pinto da Costa told reporters he wished Villas Boas "great success" at the London club.
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