Hulk - Come and get me
Porto striker Hulk has offered a thinly-veiled plea for Chelsea to meet his 100m euros (£89.5m) release clause.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 06/07/11 11:53am
Porto star striker Hulk has offered a thinly-veiled plea for Chelsea to meet his contract release clause, which is reportedly worth a staggering €100million (£89.5m).
The Brazil international has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for more than a year and speculation has increased following Andre Villas-Boas' appointment.
Former Porto boss Villa-Boas is rumoured to want free-scoring Hulk as part of his remodelling process at Chelsea.
But the 24-year-old only signed a five-year contract extension in May to mean that Roman Abramovich would have to pay a world-record fee to secure the forward.
"I have signed for five years at Porto and my desire is to see out the deal," Hulk is quoted as saying in Portuguese media.
"I believe that it is not easy to pay my release clause. But if any club is able, it is Chelsea. If Abramovich arrives with the money, this is positive for the club (Porto).
"But I insist that my head is with Porto."