The 25 year old has only just suggested that he would love to be reunited with his former Porto manager Andre Villas Boas at Stamford Bridge but with the club currently mulling over a move for Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain, and a deal very much in place to bring Milos Krasic from Juventus, any move for the goal scorer will have to wait until the summer.
PSG’s new found wealth has unsettled the market somewhat with certain players now choosing the cash on offer in Paris as more of a incentive than joining a side in the hunt for top trophies. PSG were also the side who were able to tempt Chelsea target Javier Pastore into a Paris move last summer when it seemed almost certain at one stage that he would be heading to London.
Hulk’s admission though that he would like to join his old manager though will add weight to Chelsea’s chances regardless of how big a carrot the Parisian’s decide to dangle in front of him. A possible stumbling block will also be the transfer fee which Porto will demand and although he has a clause of close to £80m, a figure of £35m would seem more realistic.
Although both Chelsea and PSG would be able to pay that type of money purely as a transfer fee his wages will also add some uncertainty and his availability is likely to receive interest from other clubs too.