Date: 29th April 2013 at 2:30pm
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Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho looks likely to be leaving Porto at the end of the season with Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham, Monaco and Paris Saint Germain all interest in the player.

According to the Express, via Portuguese publication A Bola,the Portuguese star will prefer to ply his trade in England and the Premier League will be his favoured destination.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is a big fan of Moutinho, who he managed at Porto, and was close to signing the him in August but the move didn’t materialise and Chelsea are now the favourites for his signature.

The report goes onto say that the 26-year-old has held talks with the club’s president Pinta da Costa expressing his desire to leave. Despite managing to hold onto his star midfielder in the past, da Costa admits that he may not be able to prevent him leaving at the end of the current campaign.

He said:

“It is hard to resist. We know that there are clubs with millionaires who have no limitations [in terms of] money, [such] as Chelsea and PSG.”

Moutinho is exactly the sort of player we need to play in our current central midfield position and is versatile enough to adapt to different positions and formations.

With a valuation of around £20 million he’s much better value for money than other players we have been linked with, including Marouane Fellaini, who cannot pass to save his life and David Moyes has had to move him further up the park to get the best use out of him.

Moutinho could provide the perfect remedy in solving our problem linking the defence to the attack and with a pass accuracy over over 87% he is extremely efficient at the job.

There are plenty of good midfielders out there that could offer us all sorts of qualities in our midfield like, ?lkay Gündo?an, Shakhtar’s Fernandinho, Kevin Strootman and Etienne Capoue but Moutinho is the most available and is an all-round midfielder.

Source: Express

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