x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Hulk hints at Porto exit as Chelsea wait in wings

Brazil striker suggests his future lies away from Portugal after being linked with English Premier League move.

Hulk celebrates scoring a goal for Porto
Hulk celebrates scoring a goal for Porto

Chelsea transfer target Hulk has opened the door to a move to the European champions after hinting he may be ready to leave Porto.

The 25-year-old Brazil forward, valued at around £38m (AED 214M) has been heavily linked with the Stamford Bridge side in recent weeks.

Asked what the future held for him, Hulk told Lancenet: "I will always continue to work hard and keep my feet on the ground, regardless of whether I stay at Porto.

"I have won many titles in the past four years at Porto, and I think that I have a great relationship with everyone.

"If the time has come to move on, I'll do so with a good feeling. I have enjoyed a great time here.

"I'm sure that they will understand the motives behind my decision if I leave."

Hulk, who is contracted to Porto until 2016, added: "The club and its fans will forever have a place in my heart.

"I can only thank them for all the affection they've shown me."

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