Porto confirm Villas-Boas clause

Da Costa was asked about his highly-rated coach, who has guided the

club to a treble this season after doing the domestic double,

whilst also scooping the Europa League. Villas-Boas is constantly

being linked with jobs across Europe, most recently Chelsea and

Manchester City, and reports had claimed a release clause was

present. Da Costa has now admitted that such a clause does exist,

telling RTP: “I do not expect the exit of Villas-Boas, there is a

clause price of 15million euros – but I am totally convinced that

even if any club came in with the offer, he would reject the

proposition. “Villas-Boas is very committed to Porto and more so

after this big season. “Two days ago he also told me that if no

players leave, then he will not even need any new players.” On the

player front Porto recently secured leading forward Hulk on a new

long-term deal, which also saw his release clause rise to

€100million. Next on Da Costa’s agenda is leading scorer

Radamel Falcao – whose current deal has a release clause of

30million euros. “This is beig looked at,” he said in reference to

Falcao. “He has already showed a willingness to renew, but he has a

two-year contract so I am not worried.”