Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Close On Brazilian Ace

By on May 30, 2012

With the summer transfer window set to open, we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest Chelsea transfer news. Today, the Blues are thought to be close to signing a Brazilian striker.

Hulk

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Porto striker Hulk, with the Telegraph suggesting the deal is ’90 per cent’ complete.

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The report claims that the Portuguese side are still hopeful of getting a fee of around £60m for the powerful forward, but the Telegraph suggest a £40m deal is nearing completion, with the player said to have already agreed personal terms.

Porto originally claimed they wouldn’t sell Hulk for anything less than his £80m release clause, but have softened that stance after the Brazilian made public his desire to leave this summer, and it’s likely they will now accept a deal for around half that figure.

The 25-year-old scored 21 goals in 38 appearances last season to help Porto land the league title and has become a regular in the Brazilian national team.

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Hulk can play either on the right of a forward three or through the middle, so it seems likely that Chelsea’s front line could consist of Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres and Hulk next season with Juan Mata thought to be playing in a more central role behind the striker.

That is certainly a formidable looking attack and Torres will have no excuses about lack of creativity or service with that lot playing around him.

What do Chelsea fans think? Are they excited about Hulks arrival? Get involved in the comments section.

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56 Comments

  1. Yara

    May 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    what do you think chelsea’s focus should be in the next season? Was thinking of retaining champions league and premier league. oters should be treated as bonus….

  2. Jose

    May 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    To my own opinion we need hulk 4 the task of the season ahead, this is the formation 4-2-3-1 .CECH,IVANOVIC,LIUZ,TERRY,COLE,MIKEL,RAMIRES,MATA,HAZARD,HULK,(EL-NINO)TORRES.(SUB)HILARIO,HUTHSONS,MARIN,LAMPARD,ROMEO,MIERELES,PIAZON,VAN HANNOLT,STURRIDGE. MARKET(IN),BACKUP STRIKER,DMIDFILDER(FELLAINI).(OUT)BOSINGWA,EZZIEN,MALOUDA,MIERELES,KALOU. (LOAN)BETRAND,LUKAKU(EVERTON),STURRIDGE, WELCOME BACK AND USE LOANEE MC-ECERAN,VAN HANNOLT,DE -BRUYNE.AND GIVE THE YOUNG ONES CHANCE.UP BLUES.

    • gareth evans

      May 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      torres hulk hazhard

      marin mata lampard

      cole terry luiz cahil

  3. Andy eranga

    May 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I will want 2 C hulk in chelsea, but dis must be d formation we must use!! [Goal keeper] {Cech}, {defence} ivanovic, luiz, terry, cole, {midfileder} mikel, ramires, mata, {stricker} hulk, torres, hazard. {Sup} marin, bruyne, romeo, lampard, ca hill, betrand {GK t- bull}. D formation will be 4:2:1:3? And players to b sold;kalou, essen, malouda,bosingwa,sturridge.{loan} mc-eceran, van nannolt, piazon, huthsons

  4. Andy eranga

    May 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I will want 2 C hulk in chelsea, but dis must be d formation we must use!! [Goal keeper] {Cech}, {defence} ivanovic, luiz, terry, cole, {midfileder} mikel, ramires, mata, {stricker} hulk, torres, hazard. {Sup} marin, bruyne, romeo, lampard, ca hill, betrand {GK t- bull}. D formation will be 4:2:1:3? And players to b sold;kalou, essen, malouda,bosingwa,sturridge.{loan} mc-eceran, van nannolt, lukaku, piazon, huthsons

  5. Falistyno oluwaseun

    May 30, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Up blue 2 much player.becuse of that will dont know the real first 11 that day can start for us.but my opiniorn……… @ (Number petr cehc) (2 ivainovic) (3a.cole) (4ramires) (5luiz) (6{C}terry) (7hulk) (8lampard) (9torres) (10hazard) (11mata)……….. Sub markomarin,mikel,de bruma,hilario,

  6. Eno (Deco sir)

    May 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I love chelsea and i will die with them

  7. Roman abramovich

    May 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Chelsea must sighn rb watch closely as a rb from tottenham is coming (BIG TIP) and hulk is done deal 42mil we have also partially sighned cavarni depending on outcome of falcao

    Line up next season

    Cheq
    Kyle walker john terry Gary Cahill a.cole

    Lampard. Obi mikel

    Mata

    Hazard. Fernando Torres. Hulk/

    Cavarni/falcao

    Estimated cost 140mil
    If its falcao then it will be 4-2-2-2
    If its cavarni as above
    If its hulk as above obviously only one out of the three but im backing hulk to get first choice and st”sto fight it out or rotation will come into play !
    This is a trebles winning side so get ready here we come hope to see you all there love roman.

  8. Deffor Emmanuel

    May 31, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Chelsea must do all their best 2 sign luca modric from tottenham nd neymar from santos.

  9. THE BLUES

    May 31, 2012 at 5:42 am

    CECH
    COLE LUIZ TERRY IVANOVIC
    LAMPARD RAMIRES MATA HAZARD
    HULK TORRES

    SUBS:
    CAHILL,MERIELES,MARIN,STURRIDGE,BERTRAND
    etc.

  10. Agane

    May 31, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Blues are doing great, We will take this Carling,fA, Premier League and Champion Titles this near season. very happy

  11. Ekow Dickson

    May 31, 2012 at 7:40 am

    My opinion is that chelsea have to get hulk no matter what circumstances.i suggust we play this line-up,
    Cech
    Ivanovic-Terry-Luiz-Cole
    Lampard-Ramires-Mata
    Hulk-Torres-Hazard
    Sub:Cahil,Miereles,Betrand,Sturridge,Essien

  12. Olivier Marambo

    May 31, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I am very happy for Chelsea fc. To sign more players once again. I hoppe this will be now an Unbeatten for us, We the Blue fans. With this Squad: Eden Hazzad, Hulk, Marin, Torres, Ramires, Mirares,Mta, Sturigge, Essien, Lampard, Mikel, A. Cole, Ivanovich, David L, Gary C., Terry, Bosingwa, Bertand, Lukaku, P. Cech, etc… Plus M. Dembele and Falcao are in the way Rushing for us, we are going to Barry now all PL Teams. How can 2 team can Sign one player? How they are going to make their squad? And Where Eden H. Will start to play for both Manchesters? How can be possible 2 team to sign one player? I am so so sorry Manchesters.

  13. stuart

    May 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    hulk would be an excellent signing, i hope the line up looks like this –
    cech
    ivan luiz terry/cahill cole
    ramires lamps
    hulk hazard mata
    torres

    mata can operate on the left and still manage to control the game and hazard is at his best when playing thro the middle in a free role, just check his stats from last season.
    torres with all this support from very influencial players who can read the game and make things happen, torres should be at least in the top 3 scorers next season.
    hopefully this will kickstart a new generation of chelsea and more flowing football and get back to the ways of hammering team, 4,5,6 nothing.
    im not really bothered about john terry anymore, he’s past his best and is too slow to deal with the attackers in the prem now and cech can take over as captain, possibly lamps or even cole at the back.
    chelsea is the way forward and who cares about all the negative comments we got about how we were ‘lucky’ and didnt deserve the trophys we got, we are the champs of europe just now and i believe we can regain it to prove we are the best!!!

  14. cfc

    May 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    van der weil, ivanavic, luiz, cole,

    remeres, marelesh,

    mata,

    marin, hazzard,
    Torres
    subs: mikel, lampard, hulk, carvani, bertand, terry,

    happy days.

  15. cfc

    May 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    433.Attacking 451.Defending

  16. nwosu ebuka

    June 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

    yeah this good news, after signing hazard blues are set to land hulk good 4 chelsea up chelsea blues 4 life

  17. Abolore Adegbola Akande

    June 18, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Formation: 4-4-2

    1.goalkeeper: peter czech

    4= Terry, Ivanovich, Ashley cole, and Mathieu Debuchy.

    4= Ramires, Mikel, Mata, Hazard.

    2= Torres, Hulk.

    subst: Essien, Lampard, meireless, Cahill, Sturridge, bertrand, david luiz, lukaku.

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