Chelsea have been chasing Porto forward Givanildo Hulk for months now and the saga still looks to be continuing.
Fresh reports on Thursday claim that Porto are reluctant to lower their asking price for Hulk, which is said to be over £40 million. Chelsea and Hulk have agreed preliminary terms and it is just the two clubs yet to agree a fee.
Hulk and his agent have stayed diplomatic throughout and maintained that the player was happy to stay at Porto, but did have a desire to join the European Champions.
Many Chelsea supporters assumed that a deal was pretty much done and it has been close on many occasions. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich however is standing firm and is not prepared to pay what Porto want, in the meantime he has began looking elsewhere for that fire power up top that they desire.
Brazilian international Hulk who is 26-years-old is seen as the answer to Chelsea's wing and forward options. He possesses great skill and a real threat when cutting in from the right wing, he also has the ability to play as a striker which is where Chelsea are looking to improve.
Hulk has an impressive goal scoring record for Porto scoring 55 times in just 76 appearances and Porto are doing everything in their power to keep hold of their star asset.
It is unclear how much Abramovich is willing to pay for Hulk but the longer this saga goes on, the more likely there could be a dramatic transfer dealine day for both Chelsea and Porto.738507