Incredible Hulk! Chelsea prepare record 84m move for Porto striker
Chelsea could be poised to smash the transfer record with an 84million move for Porto striker Hulk.
Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is currently overseeing a major overhaul of the Stamford Bridge club”s squad and could reunite with his former forward in January.
Hulk is believed to be keen to link-up once again with Villas-Boas and would provide much-needed firepower while Didier Drogba is away on Africa Cup of Nations duty and Fernando Torres remains bereft of confidence in front of goal.
Blue boy Hulk would be happy to link-up with Chelsea boss Villas-Boas
Porto slapped the massive buy-out clause on their Brazilian attacker in the summer, but his agent Theodoro Fonseca believes a deal to eclipse the 80m Real Madrid paid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 could be possible.
Fonseca said: “Hulk would wholeheartedly agree to work with Andre at Porto or Chelsea, or at any other team because he really likes the way he coaches.
“Andre knows Hulk very well and they have a good relationship. Hulk at Chelsea Anything is possible.
“His buyout clause is 100m (euros), so his future depends on an agreement between the clubs.
“He feels good in Porto because he is treated well, but there are clubs interested in France, Brazil and everything will depend on his desire.”
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Nicolas Anelka is already on his way out of Stamford Bridge and is expected to join Shanghai Shenhua, Salomon Kalou is out of contract next summer and Florent Malouda has stated he wants more first-team action or will look to move on.
The Blues are hopeful of completing their move for Bolton defender Gary Cahill early in the January transfer window while defender Alex continues to search for a new club after being told he can leave.