Thursday, 12th July, 2012
FC Porto president Pinto da Costa has reaffirmed that the Portuguese champions are under no financial pressure to sell Brazilian forward Hulk.
The 25-year-old has been targeted by Chelsea this summer, while Paris Saint-Germain and Anzhi Makhachkala are also watching developments at the Estadio do Dragao with keen interest.
Hulk himself appears to have his heart set on a switch to Stamford Bridge and has made several encouraging noises to that effect.
But Porto are not desperate to cash in, despite still being owed €28M by Atletico Madrid from the sale of Radamel Falcao last summer – and so only a lucrative offer will be enough to snare Hulk.
"We have not received any bid for the Brazilian and his departure is not necessary for the club from a financial perspective", Da Costa told Portuguese daily A Bola.
"But, if an interesting offer comes in then he can go", added the Porto supremo.
Hulk has a release clause of €100M in his Porto contract, but the Portuguese champions have adopted a more realistic stance over his departure.
It is thought a bid of between €40M and €50M will secure the striker.
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