According to The Guardian Chelsea have agreed a fee of £38 million for the Brazilian international forward Hulk of Porto.
The Brazilian has been a long time target for the English club. His record with Porto in the past four season is truly incredible. He has scored 76 goals and made 55 assists in 166 appearance for the Portuguese gaints. During previous transfer windows, it was reported that newly rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala made an audacious bid for the forward, who had a €100 million release clause in his contract. Chelsea have managed to lower that release clause by a significant margin.
The news of Chelsea agreeing a deal for Hulk comes only days after it was confirmed that the London club has agreed a deal of £32 million with Lille for Eden Hazard. This already takes Chelsea’s spending for this summer beyond £70 million. With Roberto Di Matteo’s future is still unclear, Roman Abramovich has been calling the shots in the transfer market. While Didier Drogba leaving the club, Torres is expected to lead the line. Hazard, Mata, Torres and Hulk will form a very potent attack, atleast on paper.