It has been suggested that Chelsea are to ditch their plans to sign Hulk as Porto aren’t budging on their valuation of the player and the Blues will turn their attentions elsewhere, but they could be using links to Radamel Falcao and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar as a ploy to force Porto to rethink their negotiation strategy.
Chelsea are keen to bolster their attacking options and Hulk remains their number one target but I don’t believe they have ruled out the likes of the aforementioned, only Falcao is off limits according to Atletico Madrid. Huntelaar failed to make much of an impression in La Liga or Serie A but it would seem as though he found his form in the Bundesliga by scoring 29 goals in 32 matches last season, could he bring that sort of form into the Premier League and with a minimum release clause of £17m, could it be a bargain?
However, despite being available at a good price, Huntelaar cannot play in the wider positions as Hulk does so would more than likely be cover for Fernando Torres if he’s signed. We do need another forward though as Didier Drogba has left, Romelu Lukaku is likely to go out on loan, Daniel Sturridge has only a year left and is reportedly unhappy, so it may be smarter to cash in on him whilst we can. Also, Torres has not shown enough to inspire complete faith and I have my doubts over him being the forward we need/deserve.
Edinson Cavani is also set to leave Napoli and he’s been linked with the Stamford Bridge club in the past. Could Porto’s hand be forced with all this talk of us looking at other forwards? The club want the player and the player wants the club, I’m still certain that this deal will go through but we’ll have to wait and see.