Chelsea are still working with Porto on the Alvaro Pereira deal but aren't particularly sure that they'll manage to get anything done, according to Matt Law of the Express. Everyone's been all over the place with this one, from all-the-way-dead rumours to Pereira being all but signed and sealed, so I have to suspect that Chelsea being unsure about how this whole thing is going down in an accurate reflection of negotiations. Things seem more or less nonsensical at this point.
Chelsea not confident of getting deal done for full-back Alvaro Pereira done in time for deadline
Anyway, that's your Pereira update. I'd guess this now goes all the way to the wire and we don't get Pereira, but who knows at this point.