Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made Porto forward Hulk his main priority once again during this summers transfer window.
Hulk has been on the Chelsea radar for some time but in light of recent comments by Hulk declaring his desire to play in the Premier League, Abramovich is now set to do all in his powers to bring the 26-year-old to Stamford Bridge.
Hulk spoke to a journalist soon after Brazil's Olympic gold showdown with Mexico, he said "I have left the door open to being transferred to another league. I have preference to playing in The Premier League or La Liga as they are the most watched over the world".
The impressive winger then went on to admit that it was the Olympics that stalled his ambition of a move away from Porto and that he will have talks with Porto club officials on Monday. He said "I didn't talk much with my agent about being transferred, because I've been on international duty with Brazil. This could be the time to move, I would feel comfortable with moving clubs and the English league appeals to me. I am going to talk about my future on Monday, my future is in the hands of god".
Meanwhile Chelsea lost in the English Community Shield on Sunday against a strong looking Manchester City side. The Premier League Champions overcame the European Champions beating them by 3 goals to two, in what was a fiercely fought contest, seeing Chelsea reduced to ten men after a rash two-footed lunge by Branislav Ivanovic.
Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay had stated that Chelsea were looking to bring in new players for a couple more positions and now that Hulk has re-iterated his desire to come to the English League, Abramovich is now set to move in for an offer of around £30 million to start the bidding off.
Valued at £38 million, Hulk is expected to be the subject of fierce negotiations between Chelsea and Porto officials, who had been discussing a possible fee for sometime now without any official offer being made. This deal is expected to go down to the final few days of the transfer window.686083