Chelsea Suffer Blow In Pursuit Of £38m Striker

By on June 13, 2012

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Chelsea must fight off competition from some of Europe’s top clubs for the signature of Porto striker Hulk, according to the players agent.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for the striker in recent weeks, and reports had suggested a deal that would take him the West London was close to being finalised.

The Daily Mail are reporting today that the Brazilian front man has tried to force through a move to Stamford Bridge after telling Porto that he wants to join the Blues this summer, but it seems the Portuguese outfit are determined to keep hold of their star man.

It’s understood that Hulk has a £80m buy-out clause in his contract, but Porto would be willing to do business at around £38m.

However, the player’s agent Teodoro Fonseca is quoted in the Mail as saying that Chelsea aren’t the only big European club interested in signing the 25-year-old, and even hinted his client could remain in Portugal.

‘The Blues [Chelsea] are not the only European club interested and at the moment it all depends on Porto,’

‘I am in permanent contact with president Pinto Da Costa but there have been no advances on this subject.

‘The club want him to stay and we have received the offer of a new deal. If Hulk stays in Porto then there is no problem as he is happy in Porto.

‘He has had three years of interest from big European clubs and he still plays in Portugal.’

Fonseca is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

Chelsea are desperate to land a big name striker to replace Didier Drogba, who left the club this summer, and Hulk is believed to be there number one target. Roman Abramovich is hoping to add the powerful striker, as he continues to revamp his squad ahead of next season with Eden Hazard and Marko Marin already in the bag.

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27 Comments

  1. Joe

    June 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    No I really don’t like Hulk. Falcao, Gotze, Pato or Neymar would be better!

  2. prince lorey

    June 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Am very sure hulk will be in Chelsea @the beginning of the new season …………

  3. Neymar

    June 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Hulk is a good player. I think he can play 4 any club in the world

  4. Drasty

    June 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    hulk is the right man to replace Drogba no matter what it takes chelsea must sign him.

  5. Yusaino

    June 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I want chelsea 2 secure hulk signing i prefer hulk to neymar

  6. Michael awolaja

    June 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I want chelsèa to capture hulk in time before he sign another dèal for porto or go to other club elsewhere.

  7. ugo

    June 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Hulk is the kind of player that’s built for chelsea. Hulk needs chelsea and chelsea needs hulk! So cfc and fcp should find a middle ground.

  8. Chelseaclem

    June 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I am so relieved. I think he just wanted a a better deal with Porto. Hulk was less than average against Man City. I’d rather we go for Falcao.

  9. olamiide

    June 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I will be very happy if chelsea can sign hulk,because it will be a boost to chelsea attack.

  10. olamiide

    June 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I’m very glad for di mateo for sighnin two years for chelsea new coach

  11. yusuf sanni

    June 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I chelsea to get hulk befr another club will pik him

  12. Charles Nwaugo

    June 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

    We really need a good right strike. If it doesn’t workout with hulk, then they should look 4 another player. There are so many good strikers out there. And also try to give our young boys some chance to prove themselves.

  13. Charles Nwaugo

    June 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Di Matteo should be allowed to sign players by himself now that he is given the job on permanent basis, as the manager of chelsea fc.

  14. yan aung paing

    June 14, 2012 at 4:39 am

    after reached hazard, chelsea priority must be hulk and lucas moura.

  15. silver fox

    June 14, 2012 at 5:49 am

    we need a right winger to fit in i think di maria would be great

  16. Stan4blues

    June 14, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I would like us to get him (hulk). But 38m pounds is too much. Atleast 20-25 is ok…… One love to chelsea.

  17. Adesope adams

    June 14, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Hulk is best player i evr kn unlik lik witch messi, if blues cn sign him wit gud ambition it wil b okay. Cos we nd gud dribbler, 2 kil al defender we met.

  18. CFC Foz

    June 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Forget hulk!!
    We need falcao swap with Torres. I would love Torres to start scoring but I just can’t see it. We need a man mountain like drogba!!

    KTBFFH!!!!

  19. Abdul

    June 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Good player but porto should accept £30m

  20. Mac blues

    June 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Hulk is d best option, bt if his klub says no. Cfc shld go 4 anoda option. Moura

  21. Muhd nasir

    June 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Pls fc porto let hulk be at pls nd pls nd buy ben arfa again

  22. Ola

    June 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Our focus now should be a rative midfielder like luka modric and d right back position, not wasting our resources on a striker dat we have alternative, cause if he comes and thers no midfielder to supply the passes, we’ll be cryn that the board should loan him next season

  23. KimeJoash

    June 15, 2012 at 6:02 am

    *Hulk is Gud, but I preferred Falcao 2 him, cos he played both legz*

  24. LAZARUS YAKUBU

    June 18, 2012 at 2:08 am

    HULK IS KIND OF A PLAYER THAT CHELSEA NEED 4 LIFE.

  25. Murphy

    June 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Hulk and Falcao playing together will be deadly against any team, with mata, hazard spreading the ball around.

  26. Harry Anetu

    June 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Hulk is ovarated if porto can,t sel 4 30m pnd pls cfc should get me falcao even @ 40 cos his a beta playa….

  27. sam

    June 23, 2012 at 2:39 am

    I think we’ll sign Hulk and Fellani and continue the trend of SParta looks and attitude! We will muscle everyone who comes in our way! Ahooooo…Ahhooooo

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