Stamford Bridge side clinch Brazilian international signing.
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Chelsea agree £38m deal for Brazilian international Hulk from Porto
The £38m deal for Hulk comes on the back of a £32m agreement to sign Eden Hazard from Lille.
Chelsea have agreed a fee of £38m for the Porto striker Hulk and the deal is ready to be closed. The figure has been brokered by facilitators working on behalf on each club and, with the Brazil international’s personal terms not expected to be an obstacle, it merely remains for the directors on both sides to sign the relevant paperwork.
So there you have it. This respectable source states a deal is in place to bring FC Porto forward Hulk to Stamford Bridge. The 25 year old has been in consistent form since his move to Portugal from Japan and celebrated his imminent move to West London with his first international goal, a brace for Brazil away in Denmark.
Roman Abramovich may well see Hulk as a logical replacement for Didier Drogba and one wonders how such a signing will work with the apparent promise that Fernando Torres will now be given a chance to get bedded into the Chelsea first team, can the Spanish international pair up with the powerfully built FC Porto man?
Hulk has netted 76 goals in 155 appearances for FC Porto and has helped his side to three domestic titles and a Europa League title among many other successes.
Quite where this leaves the likes of Daniel Sturridge, who apparently prefers to play in a central striking role, and youngster Romelu Lukaku is as yet unknown.