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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.

Hulk

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.

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

56 Comments

56 Comments

  1. kishan

    May 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    yes! we want the incredible hulk at chelsea.
    ivano-luiz/cahill-terry-cole
    Ramires-Modric/Moutinho
    Hulk-Mata- Eden
    Torres

    • Keith

      May 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Then who the hell is our defensive midfields?
      Modric and Ramires?
      That’s sure not to work.

    • Abishek Daniel

      May 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Hey buddy,chelsea will not sign modric or moutinho as a result it will be lampard who finds his place in d starting ix

      • Lewis

        May 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        John Obi Mikel and Michael Essien you spaz

    • harry

      May 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      cech
      van-der-wiel,luiz,terry,cole
      lucas,ramiers,mata,
      hulk,torres,hazard

  2. AAAAA

    May 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    CECH
    IVANOVIC LUIZ TERRY COLE

    RAMIRES LAMPARD

    HULK MATA HAZARD

    TORRES

    SUBS: ESSIEN,CAHILL,MARIN,ROMEU,LUKAKU

    • Clayton

      May 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Coming to the subs I would prefer Merieles for Romeu and Sturridge for Lukaku…. what do think…????

      • Zubra Okacim

        May 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

        I wonder if Sturridge is going to be sold? He has looked to be a self centered guy. Doubtful how he will interact ego wise with the likes of the big names coming in?

  3. Henry

    May 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    yes we will be happy to see such attack next season

  4. ajadi olelekan

    May 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    He is a good buy for chelseafc.

  5. Monica

    May 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Is there anyone who is not excited about HULK’s move? Chelsea suffered a lot last season but we are not there any more! Looking forward to seeing you Hulk.

  6. kishan

    May 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Required Transfers:
    Hulk- For attacking versatility and because we can :-). I also think this will make malouda dissappear, yay!
    cm- we need some one who can pass the ball well and distribute the ball from deep
    rb-a good sub for ivano
    All this equals chelsea champions of europe again

  7. kishan

    May 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    lamps needs a player to alternate with he is getting old and we have 7 trophies to compete for so modric or moutinho

  8. Apie Nicholas

    May 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    If chelsea sign hulk. That means that chelsea will a trible next season. Imager the attack, Torres. Hazard. Hulk. Mata. It incridible

  9. gayan

    May 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    next is moutinho

  10. Anyin Greg, university calabar, Nigeria.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    this my chelsea’s first eleven;
    1Petr Czec.
    2B.Ivano,4Luis,26Terry,3Cole.
    12Mikel, 8Lampard.
    11Hulk, 10Mata, 14Hazard.
    9Torres.

    • FRANK

      May 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      I agree with dis formation, if chelsea can adapth to it as their first choice formation.we dnt need modric anymore since we have the life of ramires nd mata back to midfield,hazard nd hulk mostly in de wings den one man torres get’s all de passes he need up front

  11. trey

    May 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Yes we will have the best attack in the epl.we need hulk is the proper man for drogba replacement. With eden,hulk and torres we are invincible

  12. mike

    May 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Hulk will be a good addition hoping u don’t further frustrate young Lukaku if kept at de Bridge.De Bruyn may be a gud lad to keep around coz of his pace.My word we have more enough wings but bench torres if he won’t be scoring.We don’t want names but goals.

  13. Lewis

    May 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    CECH

    IVANOVIC, CAHILL, TERRY, COLE,

    MATA, LAMPARD, RAMIRES, HAZARD,

    HULK, TORRES

  14. Sanni

    May 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Chelsea have make a good move for both Hurk and Hazard. Let wait and see hw they can adapt 2 English football.

  15. victor

    May 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    that will be great if hulk joins our team. torres wil be terrific with these guys around him. can’t wait for next season

  16. Fabian

    May 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Chelsea will be a good team with Hulk & Eden Hazard.I’ll prefer this starting eleven:
    -Cech
    -Ivanovic,Luiz,Terry,Cole
    -Mikel,Lampard,Mata
    -Hazard,Torres,Hulk.
    SUBS:
    -Marko Marin,Cahill,Essein,Kelvin De Bruyne,Turnbull,Oriol Romeo,Sturridge,Ryan Betran.
    On Loan Players:Romelu Lukaku should be loaned out to any EPL Clubs to gain experience.I dont like the way he’s been left out,frustrating his ambitions.

  17. Sham senza

    May 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Possible line for chelsea next season.
    Cech
    ivanovic-terry-luiz-cole
    lampard- ramires
    hazard
    hulk-torres – mata. Sub. Turnbull, cahill, marin, van der wiel, mikel, romeu, lukaku.
    Sales. Ferreira,bosingwa,essien,kalou,malouda,sturridge.
    Buy. Modric and gaitan.

  18. Tajelawi odunayo

    May 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Hulk will be a fantastic addiction while falcao should be d next buy & a replacement 4 bosingua is also compulsory.

  19. AU

    May 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Senza , u r closest to getting it right but we have a need for another striker that can sub at least two positions upfront. Chasing 7 titles ( playing about 70 games) is a long season. Plus Piazon, Chalobah are ready for some playing time. Lukaku needs an epl season long loan as does Kevin. 1st X1,
    Cech
    Ivan, Luiz, Terry, Cole
    Ramires, Mikel
    Hulk, Mata, Hazard
    Torres
    Subs: Turnbull, Van Der Weil, Cahill, Lampard, Sturridge, Piazon, Marin.

    Or sell Ivanovic, play Van Der Weil and put Chalobah behind him on the bench. In that case, do not sell Ferreira until January just in case.

  20. Ostende

    May 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    All I know is that next season is gona be great for Chelsea and Glory be to God for seen Chelsea through this season.

  21. Oscar

    May 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Guys im an gooner, you cant left aside lampard! hes a legend and he still has much more to give for at least this season. Dont think or imagine to send him to the bench. Hes the best midfielder in england now.

  22. Taufiq

    May 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    good forward!
    next season chelsea will be a huge clubs.
    mantaaaap

  23. Taufiq

    May 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    dream team:
    cech;
    ivanoic,luiz, cahill,betrand;
    romeu,lampard;
    hulk, hazard,mata;
    Falcao,

  24. Abraham ebinyo G.

    May 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Chelsea has made d best signing ever,we can atleast withstand any team atall without tension

  25. Alemu

    May 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Don’t mise mutinio & hazard plese! We are the blues

  26. Dipo

    May 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I totally agree with AU. We need a huge squad to execute a obviously very hectic upcoming season. And I should remind you guys that it’ll take some time for this players to gel or get use to the pace of the premier league.

  27. J

    May 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Hazard wants to play cam thats how we got him over the manc teams, we need a rb and a rw hulk is a great choice for rw and hopefully it will happen. Team for next season
    Czech
    Ivanovic,luiz,terry,cole
    Rameires,mikel
    Hulk,hazard,mata
    Torres

  28. Clayton

    May 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I believe that the starting line up should be as follows for 2012/2013 season… P.Cech
    Ivanovic.Cahill.Terry.Cole
    Ramires.Lampard.Mata
    E.Hazard
    Hulk.Torres

    What do you guys have in mind

    • nixon

      May 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Clayton you right man that formationis the best option we can have.then if Torres don’t score i doesn’t have stories.

  29. Kibiru Kifile Urgessa

    May 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I want to see Hulk &Hazard beside Torres…long life for blues!!!

  30. C .n. Daniel

    May 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I think wit d addition of hulk and harzd 2 d team, we ll see a different chelsea next season. Blues 4 life.

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