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Hulk's agent claims English interest as Man Utd circle

January 3, 2010
By Soccernet staff

The agent of Porto striker Hulk claims that "big clubs in England" are interested in signing his client, with Manchester United reportedly one of his possible suitors.

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Hulk enjoys a growing reputation in Europe, not least due to his unusual nickname, and while he has been far from prolific in the Portuguese league this season, he did score three goals as Porto qualified from the same group as Chelsea in the Champions League.

It is reported that Manchester United have been monitoring his progress and have taken note of the 23-year-old's formidable physical presence - a quality that has served him well since his move from Tokyo Verdy in the summer of 2008.

Hulk's agent, Tedoro Fonseca, claims that a move to the Premier League could be an option for the player at the end of the current campaign.

"The big clubs in England have been in contact," Fonseca," told the News of the World. "They have asked for details about his contract situation but any decision about his future rests mainly with the directors of Porto.

"I am calm about the situation and so is the player because he has an excellent future. I think we could be discussing a move in April or May."