Villas-Boas confirms Alex bid

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas confirms they have received a bid from a Premier League side for Brazilian defender Alex.

The former Porto manager also confirms that talks are ongoing between the club and Bolton defender Gary Cahill and hopes the deal can be completed this week. He says Josh McEachran will be leaving the club on loan, but is hopeful of keeping Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou.

The 34-year-old is wary of Sunderland, who Chelsea face this weekend, particularly because of their change in fortunes since Martin O'Neill was appointed manager.