Gunners linked to Hulk
Hulk's agent has declared that interest is growing in the Porto striker but warned potential suitors that he would cost 100million euros.
Last Updated: 12/10/11 1:54pm
Hulk's agent has declared that interest is growing in the Porto striker but warned potential suitors that he would cost a staggering €100million, following reports that Arsenal were preparing a January move.
Hulk has blossomed into one of the most formidable forwards in European football since joining Porto in 2008 and a number of clubs are believed to have been keeping tabs on his progress.
Porto moved to secure his long-term future over the summer by awarding him a new five-year contract, while there is also a release clause in place of €100million (£87m).
The Portuguese club have no intention of letting him go for anything less but, despite the massive price tag, Hulk's representative Teodoro Fonseca says there is still a lot of interest.
Speculation has suggested that Arsenal are plotting a bid of around £23million, which Fonseca insists would be instantly dismissed.
Figure won't change
Fonseca admits the most recent Arsenal link is news to him, but claims the Gunners have previously been in touch about signing Hulk.
He told Portuguese newspaper A Bola: "Every year there are more clubs interested in Hulk and I am also aware that there are clubs from outside the Premier League interested.
"This Arsenal rumour is news to me but it is true that there has been contact before but nothing happened.
"But I speak often with Porto and the figures have not changed. He will only be sold if someone pays the €100m so this figure of £23m that has appeared would not be considered."