€50m Hulk Offer Rejected – Claim Porto

By on August 29, 2012

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Porto claim to have rejected a huge offer for Hulk.

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Porto have rejected a €50 million offer from Zenit St Petersburg for striker Hulk, according to the clubs president Pinto da Costa.

London duo Chelsea and Tottenham have been strongly linked with a move for the Brazilian hitman this summer, along with Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg.

The 26-year-old has made it clear he would like a new challenge after 4 years at the Estádio do Dragão, with a move to the Premier League believed to be of interest to the player.

Porto’s media officer Ahaz Fellager confirmed earlier this week that two English clubs, understood to be Chelsea and Spurs, as well as Zenit had submitted offers for the striker and a decision on his future was due by today [Wednesday].

“Tuesday or, maximum, Wednesday, there will be a solution. There are three proposals from abroad – two English clubs and Zenit. There are talks with the player and with Porto.

“Staying in Porto is also a real possibility. He is very satisfied and there is no problem.”

Fellager is quoted as saying by ESPN

According to Sky Sports News, Zenit were believed to have withdrawn their €50m offer for Hulk, but the Portuguese outfit have hit back at those claims insisting it was them who rejected the Russian’s proposal. Porto president Pinto da Costa said:

“It was Porto who rejected €50million for Hulk from Zenit,” Pinto da Costa told reporters.

“I think it is ridiculous to hear that Zenit’s board did not sanction such an offer, when two of their chiefs were here to present that exact bid for the player.”

The Porto hitman has been touted as a possible replacement for the departed Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge, while former coach Andre Villas-Boas is also understood to be keen on linking up with the player again.

However, whether the Premier League sides will be able to strike a deal with Porto remains to be seen, with the Portuguese club seemingly pushing for a price-tag in excess of €50m.

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It’s highly unlikely Tottenham would be able to afford this much and while Chelsea could conceivably meet that figure, it’s questionable whether owner Roman Abramovich would sanction such a purchase after already splashing out £75m this summer.

Would you pay in excess of €50m for Hulk? Get involved in the comments section.

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24 Comments

  1. Poul Pils

    August 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    YES EVERY DAY…

  2. Irish Spur

    August 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    No next

  3. Rami

    August 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Pinto da Costa is at it again! The man is just a pathological liar. He lied to the world in January that a certain club (presumably Chelsea) wanted to buy Hulk for $88,000 but he refused.

    I personally think Hulk is not worth more than $30,000! Do Chelsea FC really need his service? I don’t think so seeing that Moses, Ramires and Sturridge are all capable of playing same role.

    Man City can have him; after all they have got ‘Arab Money’ that never runs out!

    • Godders

      August 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      ‘$88,000’ (or GBP55,000)from Chelski but you don’t think he’s worth more than ‘$33,000’ (GBP22,000) in general!

      PMSL!

      Bet Levy wishes you were his agent, christ…..for $33k I’D BLOODY WELL BUY HIM!! 😉 LOL

  4. Dgun

    August 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    No we dont need him. Too much money for a 26 year old who s only played in mid level league. Lets get schurrle, younger, cheaper, and plays in bundesliga, a better league than portuguese leage

  5. Ajisafe Dayo

    August 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Sturridge is even better compared to hulk. Is just dat Hulk is bully and Sturridge is not. Spending dat huge does not increase his determination automatically. Its self determination dat counts. Some £1m guys ar better than Hulk. Search well. He does not worth dat amount. Atleast he shouldn’t b more dan £32m

  6. Seunzy

    August 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    The money is too much let manage victor moses and wait for lukaku, i believe moses will play that role. Up bluez.

  7. Chidi Peter

    August 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    In the begining of the summer Chelsea are desperate to land Hulk but now i think we have enough cover for his position all we may need now is a sharp striker who can compete whit Torres & Sturridge, Andre Schurlle, Taison or Zigic of Birmingham City, i would choose Zigic Ahead of all, he has every every and would be cheaper as he is playing for Championship side.

  8. BigMc

    August 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    yeah we don’t need hulk i just don’t wanna see any article of hulk again!!! We re ok with the squad cfc should stop waistin money

  9. Donchukz

    August 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I don’t tink we need nw, since we hv moses what we need is world class strike

  10. Desmond funkyfresh

    August 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Pls.chelsea dnt.buy Hulk,inother 2 give Moses,Sturidge and Marine a chance.Hulk is too cost.0r bta still we can buy Cavani.

  11. Adegoke Justin

    August 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Wy cfc did not value the tools we have at hand looking for a place to waist resources just like that, we have upcoming striker to use, at least we also have skilful striker thier @ the squad use the skilful one to take unskilful one up forget about forking hulk he doesnt’ want to go any ware for now that is the meaning cfc till Jesus christ come

  12. spurskip

    August 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    jasus far to much money,but he would be suited to BPL,strong,and great scoring record,coys

  13. gary

    August 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    We need an U23 striker, Hulk is an over 25 winger.

  14. Fred

    August 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Pls cfc hulk is over age,and he does not even worth 30m,is not beter than the ones we have now,so pls 4get abt Hulk,and do éverything posible to get shurrle,is the type we need not Hulk,hulk wil be a waiste if Chelsea buy him

  15. io

    August 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    if we spend that sort of money, then get falcao!
    if U23 & @reasonable £25 – ish m, then schurrle, jovetic, taison, etc;

    simple!!!

  16. favourlas philips

    August 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    HULK HULK HULK, Hulk is bully and he’s fit in d way of chelsea play and i am not sure of his arrival 2 chelsea and 4 50m his not worth it less dan 30m. it is just d way of his aggresive way of playin dat makes me love him and we should stop waitin our time on a long deal dat is not reasonable 2 chelsea value and go 4 CAVANI cos time is not in our side and we only have 2 days 2 close d window and padlock it. ROMAN IBRA and RDM pls do sumtin

  17. Francis

    August 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Pls what really Porto president want for Hulk? Because if they really rejected 50k for Hulk, then I don’t see y Chelsea should b in the business after all we have players in that same class as Hulk. Porto will b a loser as the way they did in Pierra when Chelsea wanted to sign him for 25k last year and they rejected the money, and now they end up sole him for 10k. The same will b for Hulk as well @ d end of the day d will sale him for 25k let just wait & c.

  18. nigel honeyman

    August 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    just heard from a good source lfc want him

  19. George Okeke

    August 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    The owner of Porto thinks he knows more than any other person. If Hulk is more than £30m, we should forget him because he is too heavy. There are many others like Schurule, Felany, Falcao, Cavani to go for. After 2 or 3 years Hulk will become another Maluda.

  20. Golden Porker

    August 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Spuds 50 million euros, you’re having a laugh. They haven’t got a pit to poss in.

  21. aneil

    August 30, 2012 at 4:20 am

    huh big money for big striker…fakcao is more better

  22. Obiakor celestine

    August 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

    For me all we need now is just a replacement for D D someone who has that dominering atitude in 18 y… Box hulk is good at that but if we cant get him, then we go for cavani

  23. LOL

    August 31, 2012 at 12:25 am

    You say that Hulk will do no good in EPL? Then why should Falcao do better? Falcao left from FC Porto, remember? The same “middle league” as you say. Believe, Hulk is one of the best players in the world. He’s one of the most complete players. Btw, I’m a fan of FC Porto, and I’ll be more than happy to see him stay. It will make a perfect attack with players like: Lucho, Joao, James, Jackson. Forta Dragoes !

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