Brazilian star striker Hulk has spoken of the speculation surrounding his commitment to Porto. According to Sky Sports, the powerful forward has pledged his future to the Portuguese club, stating that he has a contract for five years, which he intends to see out.
However, the 24-year-old also gave a disguised plea to Chelsea about a possible transfer. “I believe that it is not easy to pay my release clause. But if any club is able, it is Chelsea. If Abramovich arrives with the money, this is positive for the club,” said Hulk.
Roman Abramovich may not be too interested however, as the Brazilian striker has a release clause worth a staggering £89.5 m.
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Villas-Boas first session.
Andre Villas-Boas and his back room team met up for the first time with the Chelsea squad on Wednesday. The Club’s Official Website reported the training session, with all the players present except for Ramires and David Luiz who are away on international duty, at the Copa America.
After a short warm-up it was straight to ball work, as the players passed and moved between stations before shooting at goal. Then the session was split between two pitches and teams of four with six mini goals around the edge of the pitch. The idea was to pass the ball into one of the nets without giving up possession.
Each of the players is to go through various medical tests before double training sessions begin later today.
Modric open to move.
Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric has fuelled speculation around his future by claiming a move to Chelsea “is possible” according to ESPN. The Croatian playmaker is the target of several clubs but it was Chelsea’s initial bid that captured his attention.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy however, is adamant the Croatian will not be leaving White Hart Lane this summer, irrespective of the price offered by Chelsea. Levy has even scheduled crunch talks with Modric that will take place later today, where he will try to persuade Luka against leaving.
When asked about the meeting, Luka said: “We will see what happens after [my meeting with Levy],” he told Sky Sports News. “That’s all I can say for now. Is a transfer to Chelsea possible? Anything is possible of course.”
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