Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly had their scouts present at Porto's Champions League clash against Club Brugge on Tuesday. As it turns out, the two Premier League rivals are set to fight it out for rising Portuguese star Andre Silva.
Porto starlet Ruben Neves is reportedly unhappy at the club and is pushing for an exit. Premier League side Liverpool have been heavily linked to the midfielder, and would have to pay close to £17 million if they are to secure the services of the youngster.
The return leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 sees competition regulars FC Porto host Borussia Dortmund at the Estadio do Dragao on Thursday.
A miserable season for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United took a new turn for the worse on Thursday as they lost 2-1 away to Danish champions Midtjylland in the Europa League.
Iker Casillas and Jose Mourinho have not had the best of relationship, and the Chelsea FC manager made that fact clear again by mocking the former Real Madrid goalkeeper after the Blues defeated FC Porto to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Willian has been the only player at Chelsea FC who has regularly been among the goals this season and he was the only scorer for the blues in their crucial 2-0 win over FC Porto.
Jose Mourinho clawed himself back from the brink of the sack as Chelsea swept into the Champions League last 16 with a 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday.
Chelsea FC manager José Mourinho cited several statistics to suggest that his team has been improving in recent games, and insisted he remains optimistic ahead of Wednesday's Champions League Group G finale against FC Porto
There is a nice little back-story to this clash between the two giants of their respective countries, and that back story has two words -- Jose Mourinho. It's been more than a decade since he moved from FC Porto to Chelsea FC under the reign of Roman Abramovich, but the Champions League triumph at the Portuguese club still remains on of Mourinho's biggest triumphs.
When Chelsea FC take on Portuguese giants FC Porto on Wednesday in the final group game of the UEFA Champions League, a lot more than just three points is at stake