Brazilian winger Hulk’s agent has once again invited European Champions Chelsea to sign the player this summer, but warned them against stiff competition from other clubs across Europe.
The Primeira League club had earlier denied having received any bids from the Blues after rumors of a £38m deal were doing the rounds in the media. The 25 year old has a much higher buyout clause in his contract but club President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa has set a £38m fee for the Brazilian international.
The player himself, who joined Porto in the summer of 2008 from Tokyo Verdy, has expressed his willingness to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer but it is believed that the Blues officials are buying time and trying to bargain his owners into a £30m deal.
Speaking to Portuguese radio station Antena 1, Fonseca said: “Hulk is the most coveted player in Europe this summer.
“I never said he wants to leave Porto because he belongs to the club, but if he is sold, it has to be in the best way possible.
“Now his dream is to play at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and it is my opinion that the Premier League is the best place he could play.”
Chelsea have already spent £40m on two players Eden Hazard and Marko Marin and Hulk could be their third signing of the season if the deal goes through.