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.
Shinji Kagawa has confirmed he has held talks with Manchester United in the UK this week after speculation intensified last week.
Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance at the German cup final between Bayern Munich and Kagawa’s Borussia Dortmund. Kagawa was a goal scorer in a 5-2 victory for Dortmund to top off an impressive campaign for the German champions.
According to reports, notably the Daily Telegraph, Kagawa has confirmed he has met with the Red Devils supremo: ‘It was good that I was able to meet him in person and talk, I want to think hard before making my decision’.
Dortmund chief Jurgen Klopp has apparently come to terms that, with 12 months of his contract remaining, it may be difficult to convince the 23 year old Japanese international his career would be best served with the Bundesliga club.
Kagawa has been selected for international duty when Japan take on Azerbaijan later this month.