Alex: Chelsea deny accepting QPR bid

14 January 2012 06:17
Chelsea have denied they had agreed a fee with QPR for the sale of defender Alex.[LNB]Rangers sources suggested their west London rivals had accepted a bid for the wantaway Brazilian but the Blues later insisted that was not the case.[LNB]QPR had an offer rejected earlier this week but reportedly returned with an increased bid they appeared to believe would allow them begin discussing personal terms with the 29-year-old.[LNB]However, a Chelsea spokesman said this afternoon: 'I can say at this time there is no agreement between the clubs.'[LNB]Manager Andre Villas-Boas added: 'I'm sure that the clubs can reach an agreement if they continue to push.[LNB]'We know Alex's market value and we're just not going to let him go quite easily, not that QPR's offer is far, far off.[LNB]'He is a player that has attracted a lot of interest from Premier League clubs and from abroad.'[LNB]Even if a fee is agreed, convincing Alex to join QPR is far from a formality amid reports he may no longer wish to remain in England.[LNB]Alex, who has also been linked with Paris St Germain and Juventus, was banished from Chelsea's first-team squad in November after submitting a transfer request.

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