After becoming increasingly frustrated at the time it’s taking his move to develop, the Porto forward Hulk is now looking to hand in a transfer request in a bid to speed up his move to the new European champions Chelsea. According to the times the fee would need to be in the region of £35 million for Porto to consider the move.
The Brazilian who has an impressive goal scoring return of 52 goals in 92 games, has been in Portugal since 2008 but now has his heart set on a move to the Premiership.Hulk is an interesting character as had rarely struggled to settle in the early years of his career, eventually finding his feet in Japan playing over a 100 games. As his name might suggest he is known for his explosive power and would surely be a likely replacement for Didier Drogba.
Fernando Torres has done little to dampen increasing speculation over his future at Chelsea FC.
Speaking to Guillem Balague of The Times and Sky Sports, Torres expressed his deep disappointment at being left out of the starting XI of the Munich UCL final showpiece.
Speaking candidly, Torres states: ‘I’ve felt like they treated me in a way that I didn’t expect because the role I’ve had this season is not for me nor is it the one I expected to play when I came here’.
Torres will join his Chelsea team-mates on a celebratory open top bus tour in the West London area today (Sunday) and will be meeting with Chelsea officials later in the week.
There are believed to be a number of suitors in the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Serie A of Italy.