Chelsea news – Blues to continue Modric chase, Porto wanted Lukaku for Pereira, Terry praises Man Utd defender

Blues to continue Modric chase.

Chelsea will continue their chase for Spurs midfielder Luka Modric in January, despite the last-minute deadline-day deal for Liverpool man Raul Meireles.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stood firm on his claim that he would not sell the Croatian maestro, even rejecting a reported £30m plus Alex deal at the last minute. Yet according to the London Evening Standard, Spurs expect offers from Chelsea and Manchester United in January.

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Porto wanted Lukaku for Pereira.

Chelsea were expected to complete a deal for Porto left-back Alvaro Pereira on transfer deadline-day, yet the deal fell through at the last moment.

According to reports in the Portuguese press, the former club of Andre Villas-Boas had also wanted to have new Chelsea signing Romelu Lukaku as part of the deal, but the Blues ruled out any such possiblity.

Terry praises Man Utd defender.

Blues skipper John Terry has been talking prior to England’s European Championship qualifier in Bulgaria, and has praised Manchester United defender Phil Jones.

Talking on Sky Sports, Terry said: “He’s very quick, good in the air, very comfortable on the ball, and he reads it very well as well. He literally has all the attributes that he’ll need to become a very good England player.

“He clearly wants a place in the England side, whether that’s mine or someone else’s. He’s hungry for that. But I’m fortunate enough to have the shirt at the moment and it’s down to me to keep it regardless of how the other guys are playing.”

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