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Chelsea target Pereira rues lost transfer

Chelsea target Pereira rues lost transfer

Alvaro Pereira admits that he was disappointed to miss out on a dream transfer from Porto to Chelsea; but will focus on his normal duties in Portugal for the time being.

"The club could not agree and I will continue in the colours of Porto," Pereira revealed.

"They said they did not want to sell me and weaken the team, and as a player I have to respect that decision.

"Chelsea grew weary and withdrew their offer. My agent told me the two clubs just could not reach an agreement.

"I just have to focus on Porto and try and produce a performance, it will not be easy but that is my challenge."