Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Close On Brazilian Ace
Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Porto striker Hulk, with the Telegraph claiming a £40m deal is ’90 per cent’ complete and personal terms are agreed.
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.
Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Porto striker Hulk, with the Telegraph suggesting the deal is ’90 per cent’ complete.
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.
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