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Portuguese champions FC Porto could be left with no option but to cash in on their top performer as Brazilian forward Hulk once again reiterated his desire to move to England or Spain. Chelsea have put their plans into motion and the Daily Star this morning suggests that the Blues are planning a Â£32 million bid for the player.
The Brazilian international started his career in his homeland with Vitoria before moving to Japan. Porto snapped up the player in 2008 and he soon became a regular in the squad as Porto laid claim to three of the last four Portuguese Primera Liga titles. Last season, Hulk scored an impressive 21 goals in 38 appearances for the Portuguese club.
In a recent interview, the player admitted that he was looking for a departure from Estadio do Dragao, with England or Spain being his preferred destinations. This news put Champions League winners Chelsea on alert and the Blues could restart negotiations with Porto soon. Although the Portuguese club is sticking to its hefty demand of Â£40 million (down from the Â£78m on his buyout clause), Chelsea are believed to be confident of sealing the deal at Â£32 million.
All fingers point towards Hulkâ€™s exit from Portugal with his teammates also acknowledging the impending switch. Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi has, however, assured fans that the departure of the Brazilian will not affect their defence of the league title next season.
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