Report: Blues bid for Pereira

Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas worked with the 25-year-old Uruguay

international before he joined the Premier League side this summer.

But Sky Sports believes that Pereira could be following his former

coach to Stamford Bridge, with the London club looking to replace

Yuri Zhirkov who has joined Russian outfit FC Anzhi Makhachkala.

Pereira would fill that void after gaining a reputation as a highly

rated wing-back. Chelsea are the highest spenders of all 20 Premier

League clubs this summer, with Juan Mata the latest signing,

joining from Valencia for £26m. Pereira began his career in

Uruguay with Miremar Misiones and spent time at Quilmes and

Argentinos Juniors before moving to Europe to play for Romanian

side CFR Cluj. He made the move to Porto in 2009 and played a

significant part in their treble winning side under Villas-Boas

last year. It is understood that Pereira has a £25million

release clause.