Wednesday, 19th October, 2011
Prolific hitman Hulk, who has been linked with both Arsenal and Chelsea, has admitted that he will assess any offer that arrives for his services in the January transfer window.
The FC Porto goal-getter has a whopping €100M buy-out clause and the player’s agent even claimed that the Portuguese giants rejected an €80M bid for the Brazilian during the summer transfer window from an unnamed club.
Hulk could be sold if Porto receive an offer to their liking and the 25-year-old has now confirmed that he would indeed look closely at proposals that landed on his doormat.
"Now I’m just thinking about this [my football], I don’t want to think what will happen in the coming months", Hulk told Radio Bandeirantes.
"If an offer comes in, I will look at the club.
"There’s also my agent who deals with these things."
Hulk has been prolific in front of goal since joining Porto from Japanese outfit Tokyo Verdy and enjoyed a spectacular 2010/11 campaign under current Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas.
As soon as Villas-Boas assumed the Stamford Bridge hotseat, speculation over a potential switch to London for Hulk began.
And the striker, who can also operate on the wing, is still thought to be high on his former boss’ shopping list.
Arsenal too have been confirmed as having had previous contact over Hulk, although whether Arsene Wenger would be prepared to lavish a substantial part of his budget on just one player remains to be seen.