Chelsea strike unbelievable Hulk deal

06 June 2012 11:37

Champions League winners Chelsea are set to freshen up their attacking options this summer and have reportedly agreed terms with Porto’s Hulk.

The Times says that the forward will earn £7 million a year at Stamford Bridge over four seasons and is keen to put in a transfer request to speed up the move that equates to a staggering £135,000-a-week.

The paper says: “Chelsea are yet to agree a fee with Porto and are thought to have set a ceiling of about £30 million for the transfer – taking the total cost of the deal to £58 million, as well as a lucrative bonus scheme – although Porto remain adamant they will not countenance his departure for less than £38 million.”

Hulk has also hinted at his future being away from Porto, telling Lancenet: “I will always continue to work hard and keep my feet on the ground, regardless of whether I stay at Porto. I have won many titles in the past four years at Porto, and I think that I have a great relationship with everyone. If the time has come to move on, I’ll do so with a good feeling. I have enjoyed a great time here. I’m sure that they will understand the motives behind my decision to leave.”

Chelsea are looking to play Eden Hazard and Hulk on either side of Fernando Torres in a 4-2-3-1 formation which would also include Juan Mata.

Chelsea are also interested in Athletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao who is said to be valued around £50 million. A former team of Hulk’s at Porto and a proven goal-scorer in Portugal and Spain. If he is signed over the summer it will put Torres’ future back in doubt again. 

Source: DSG