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Porto deny Chelsea bid for Hulk

Porto deny Chelsea bid for Hulk

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Last update 22/06/2012 at 22:11 - Published on 22/06/2012 at 21:38
By PA Sport - 22/06/2012 at 22:11

Porto maintain there has been no formal bid from Chelsea for their striker Hulk.

The Brazilian, 25, was expected to head to Stamford Bridge this summer, following on from the signings of highly-rated Lille attacker Eden Hazard and Germany winger Marko Marin.

Reports claimed a £30 million deal was as good as complete, but that was rejected by Porto president Pinto da Costa. Speaking to Portuguese radio station Antena 1, Da Costa said: "At this point, there have not been any offers made to Porto, or anyone related to Porto, with regard to Hulk."

He added: "That is the truth, despite what the papers say about Chelsea and PSG.

"Those stories are simply rumours. If you believe what they say, Hulk has already left us."

Hulk is under contract with Porto until 2014, but said in a recent newspaper interview he would be "happy" were a deal agreed for him to join the Champions League winners.

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