Chelsea agree fee for Hulk

2012-06-01 12:26

London - Chelsea's rebuilding work continues apace with reports on Friday that the club has agreed a £38 million deal to sign Brazil forward Hulk from Porto.

The deal remains subject to personal terms being agreed and Hulk passing a medical.

Porto had always insisted they wanted the full €100 million stipulated in Hulk's release clause. According to the Guardian, that figure was misleading and the true release clause was €60 million.

The Portuguese club ended up trying to keep the fee above £40 million but were haggled down.

With Eden Hazard expected to completed a £32 million move soon and deals for Marko Marin and Kevin de Bruyne already done that represents an astonishing outlay, particularly for a club without a manager.

Robert Di Matteo's contract expires at the end of June and there is no indication, despite his success in the FA Cup and Champions League, that he will be retained.


  • luvo.luvos - 2012-06-01 13:21

    Hope they're not buying Hulk Hogan!!!

  • alu.ntsandeni - 2012-06-01 13:29

    Good replacement for Drogba

      Cyrus - 2012-06-01 15:11

      Drogba is a Target man striker. Hulk is a winger. How is that a replacement?

  • Schofeild - 2012-06-01 13:54

    Chelsea will unleash the FANTASTIC 4. TORESS, HULK, EDEN, MATA!!

      Creus.10.Ndisa - 2012-06-01 14:03

      Yea. a deadly fantastic 4

  • Cyrus - 2012-06-01 15:15

    This will be a deadly diamond of Chelsea. Torress in the center, Mata behind him, Eden on the left and Hulk on the right. And with a bench that contains other attackers like Marin and Sturridge, this Chelsea could win all 7 titles next season (Uefa super Cup, Charity Shield, World Club Cup, FA Cup, Premier League, Champions league and Leuge cup)........ of course we will have to wait and see whether they will actually pull it off

  • Liridon - 2012-06-01 15:24

    Great talent, great addition to the blues.......KTBFFH.

  • Kiran - 2012-06-01 15:39

    Chelsea are reportedly Assembling THE AVENGERS HULK is on his way

  • Akinsete Isaac - 2012-06-01 23:59

    This is a vry important addition 2 d team.

  • Brad - 2012-06-02 01:48

    I hope these big players don't come with big ego's. Our next coach needs to get these guys to play as a team, that will be tough!

  • Johnny305 - 2012-06-03 19:09

    thats the best news, hope we can get a playmaker as well

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