Date: 8th August 2012 at 9:41pm
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Chelsea could be out of the race to sign Brazilian forward Hulk as they are not prepared to meet Porto’s high valuation of the player, is this the end to the saga?

We have been heavily linked with a move for the 26-year-old since the arrival of Andre Villas-Boas last summer and it seemed as though our interest hasn’t wavered since he was dismissed in March of this year, but Porto’s alleged £60 million valuation may have beaten us and it looks as though we won’t be held to ransom.

ESPN quoted a source that suggested we were never willing to meet Porto’s expectations and as a result we haven’t even entered negotiations, whilst Setanta have said that even mega-rich PSG aren’t willing to meet the fee.

“I have not heard about a bid from Zenit, but at £40 million I cannot see Porto selling.

“I know Chelsea have been linked with Hulk all summer, in fact all year. But Chelsea have never negotiated. Chelsea know the price and are not prepared to even negotiate around those sort of figures.”

For me, this seems a similar situation to the one we faced last summer when Luka Modric wanted to leave Tottenham and went as far as going public but Spurs set a high asking price that we weren’t going to meet (and they’re trying the same trick on Real Madrid this summer). It feels as though this one is done and we’re to move on, but will we go for another player that can play on the right as well as deputising as a centre-forward? I hope so, as Fernando Torres still doesn’t inspire confidence and is Daniel Sturridge good enough backup? I guess we will find out the answers to these questions soon enough.

Do you think the Hulk pursuit is over?



14 responses to “Hulk pursuit over?”

  1. michael says:

    My only advice for chelsea is that they should try as much as possible to sign another striker…torres is minus 1 nw

  2. rufat azizov says:

    Might as well just pay 63 mln for neymar

  3. Gary says:

    Chelsea did not make a formal offer for Hulk, which shows they were never interested. I think the rumours are agent inspired. Moses is definitely on, Chelsea made 4 offers for him. He’s the right age and is a striker and winger. Chelsea may be aiming at a striker-less approach like Barcelona, we are certainly filling up with attacking midfielders.

  4. Chelsea shuld live hulk, hulk is flop moses is more beta dan him, hulk is da olympic wost player of da tornament

  5. Chelsea shuld live hulk, hulk is flop moses is more beta dan him, hulk is da olympic wost player of da tornament let him go.

    • Ejeh sunday says:

      Agree with u chlesea should 4get abt Hulk we don’t need him.

  6. Chelsea should forget hulk and focus on order serious players like moses n cavani. And if their clubs want to use them to make money from us we leave them. I believe torres wil do the work for us upfront wit the help of this new guys…..

  7. Topson says:

    Well, i wil say hulk issue should be forgotten,i believe we all saw him in is floppy actions for brazil in the ongoing olympic,he is not a complete striker.My advice to chelsea is that. Di matteo should try & sign younger striker that is always ready to go.

  8. abayneh says:

    Why you waste time & resourses by talking & using materials to say abt hulk, just forget him. He can’t be z correct replace for z superb plz go to z strikers like neymar,if possible, and cavani. Blues up! I missed to see z blue colour and new squad in z starting of new season!

  9. Will don’t need hulk again moses is better than hulk…

  10. Everest Egopija says:

    Hulk should please be forgotten…such money for him is madness,i prefer Edinson Cavani,Leandro Damiao,Victor Moses and Cesar Azpilicueta…