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Chelsea put on transfer alert for £25m star as Andre Villas Boas makes stance clear

Chelsea are reportedly among the clubs monitoring FC Porto winger Francisco Conceicao and could make a move before next week.

The 21-year-old shone for Portugal in the Euro 2024 and scored a last-minute winner against Czech Republic in the group stages. Conceicao, the son of former Porto manager Sergio, has recently re-signed for Porto following a loan spell from Ajax last season.

Conceicao had joined the Eredivisie side from Porto in 2022 but returned the following year. After being one of the standout performers for the Dragons, the Portuguese giants triggered the buy-option.

With that said, the winger currently has a £25million (€30m) release clause in his contract which is set to rise to to £38m (€45m) from next week. Portuguese newspaper Record reports that a number of clubs have been alert to this, including Chelsea.

Porto anticipate this week to be challenging as clubs could try and lure the Portugal international away from his boyhood club. However, president Andre Villas Boas does not intend to facilitate his exit and may demand an 'immediate payment' of £25m.

Villas Boas' intention is said to also hold conversations with the winger once he returns to pre-season training to explain the club's new plans moving forward. The former Chelsea boss was elected Porto's new president in April, succeeding Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa, who had been in charge for 42 years.

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The report adds that Bayern Munich had also approached Porto over Conceicao before signing Michael Olise from Crystal Palace. However, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and RB Leipzig are thought to be monitoring the situation and could take advantage of the reduced release clause this week, before it is due to rise.

Chelsea already have different options for the wings, with Raheem Sterling, Noni Madueke, Mykhailo Mudryk in the wide areas. Cole Palmer and Christopher Nkuku are also able to operate on the wings.