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Agent: No Chelsea contact over Hulk

January 9, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Hulk's agent has insisted there has been no contact from Chelsea regarding the potential signing of the Porto striker.

Hulk
GettyImagesHulk has played for Brazil on six occasions

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Hulk, 25, has long-been linked with a move to Chelsea and that speculation has intensified since manager Andre Villas-Boas made the move from Porto to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

The re-opening of the transfer window has sparked further conjecture the Blues could firm up their reported interest in the Brazil international, although his €100 million buy-out clause is likely to threaten any deal.

Regardless, Hulk's agent, Teodoro Fonseca, told O Jogo: "The player isn't preparing to leave Porto because he is happy at the club. I have not spoken to anybody from Chelsea. Villas-Boas knows the footballer and Porto well.

"Every day I receive calls from agents but the only serious offers we have received were three last season, offering him a better salary than at Porto.

"But Hulk rejected them because of sporting motives. He is not just interested in money but challenges on the pitch. I admit Hulk can't stay at Porto forever. That is football and at the moment the clause in his deal is decisive."


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