By Chris Wright
Bit of an update to the rumblings we bought you this morning, with the news this afternoon that Andre Villas-Boas has (very, very nearly) resigned from his post at Porto and is now almost certain to take up the reigns at Chelsea before the week is out.
Porto have released the following statement:
“Porto were notified of the intention of Andre Villas-Boas to resign from his contract with the club by triggering the release clause (€15 million) immediately. The contract will be terminated once the required amount is paid.”
Something tells me that stumping up €15 million shouldn’t be too taxing for a certain Russian oligarch that…and this is a fact…owns four diamond-studded gryphon eggs and a fleet of solid gold helicopters.
That was not a fact.
Incidentally, it appears that Guus Hiddink will not be joining AVB at the Bridge in any capacity as it seems that the cuddly Dutchster has his eye on the imminent vacancy over at Inter Milan.
FURTHER UPDATE: Shortly before close of play last night, Porto confirmed that AVB has indeed shelled out to meet his own release clause (though there are rumours that the money may have been put up by Abramovich) and that the club have now set about finalizing his resignation.
Meanwhile, Chelsea issued a statement to say that they plan to begin discussing personal terms with AVB as of today (Wednesday).
Camp Drog says…
“Oh, it’s on…it’s on like a prawn that yawns at dawn BITCHEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZ!!!”