Porto want Euros, it'd be 22m in € not Â£. 22m gbp = €30m.
Arguments in favour of Porto are i) he's at his prime period; the right time to make a lasting impact at the Rb spot ii) they don't need to sell, iii) he's a top player; fast, strong, attacking and solid in defence (paper talk says so) iv) he signed a new contract only last year..
But he also has a young brother in DRC who i as i heard it is also an up and coming Rb... so Bosingwa 1 here, and Bosingwa 2 could follow..
On a different ntoe, does anyone think our Brazilian Twins will make an impact next season?
For thitry Million in pound sterling i want himt o come to old trafford, bring his brother from DRC to Old Trafford, give us a 10M gbp gurantee bond that his brother will become a start as good as him, and buy the biggest house in cheshire and bring his 10brothers and sisters to the house to live like an ordinary family there. Â£30m gbp can *go away*; i'd much rather spend 25 on Micah Richards, with whom City could very well have been European players next season. Instead it's going to turn out to be the dumbest move in the summer off season - sacking Ericksson.
I am unsure that they have "beaten" United to the signing - did we even talk to the club?? Let us also remember that cHelski have probably promised him three times anybody else, for sitting on bench for half the season.
Chelsea are set to win the race to sign Portuguese star Jose Bosingwa after agreeing a deal with Porto.
The Blues have struck a deal worth 20.5million euros (Â£16.2million) with Porto and the player has flown to London for talks and a medical.
Porto announced a deal was done in a statement to the Portuguese Stock Exchange: "We inform the market that we have an understanding with Chelsea for the rights to our player Jose Bosingwa for the price of 20.5million euros.
"More information on the relative agreement of the transfer will be legalised once the player concludes the medical examinations that he is now having with the permission of Porto football club."
The player's agent Jorge Mendes has accompanied his client as Chelsea look to seal the deal in the next 48 hours.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Aston Villa have all made moves for the 25-year-old in recent months but it appears Chelsea have held them off to land the highly-rated full-back.
Bosingwa, who has been at Porto for five years since joining from Boavista, will have his sights set on becoming first-choice at Stamford Bridge.
Fellow countryman Paulo Ferriera and Brazilian Juliano Belletti are the other options to play at right-back for coach Avram Grant, while midfielder Michael Essien has also been used there on occasions.
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