Chelsea target Porto midfielder

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Updated: July 11, 2011

Chelsea could made a bid for Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho as a replacement for the injured Michael Essien, according to The Sun.

The 24 year old signed for Porto for €11m in 2010, but the Portuguese international is rated at around £35m. 25 per cent of any transfer fee would also go to former club Sporting Lisbon.

The paper claims any deal depends on Chelsea success in tempting Luka Modric away from White Hart Lane.

Essien reportedly injured his cruciate ligament on Friday and is expected to be missing for several months.

Meanwhile, The Sun also reports that Alex is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich in an £11m deal.

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