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Hulk won't force move from Porto

January 10, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

The agent of Porto striker Hulk says that his client will not try and force his way out of the Portuguese club amid interest from the likes of Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Anzhi Makhachkala.

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GettyImagesHulk has played for Brazil on six occasions

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Hulk, 25, is highly-rated in Europe and has a contract with Porto until 2016 with a reported release clause of €100 million. However, Teodoro Fonseca revealed that the Brazilian is happy at the club and would not leave for financial reasons.

"I do not think he wants to leave Porto," he told O Jogo. "He is satisfied, he likes the club and the city.

"Porto have always respected him and he will never force his way out of the club. He is not a player to pick fights and everything that could be done would be done together with the club and never behind their back.

He continued: "Like any other player, Hulk wants to play in a more attractive competition. One day, he will sit down with Porto and both parties will think that his cycle is over, just like it happened with Deco and Lisandro Lopez in the past. His release clause is a figure that does not mean anything."

"I only received three offers at the start of the season, but Hulk turned them down right away. They were all better than Porto, financially speaking, but he wanted to play against Barcelona and then in the Champions League.

Hulk has been tipped to join former teammate Radamel Falcao at Atletico Madrid, but Fonseca said that he would only be looking for a top side in Europe to further his career.

The agent added: "It is true that he would never accept an offer from Atletico Madrid. Hulk is not motivated by money, but by sporting ambition, love and affection.

"He acknowledges all Porto have done for him. He wants a team which fights for titles, which plays in the Champions League and has a great project."