Chelsea and Tottenham on alert: Hulk wants Prem move
Brazil striker Hulk may have been unable to help Brazil cause a stir on the pitch in Saturday's Olympic final at Wembley, but he certainly caused a stir off-the-pitch.
Hulk, 25, has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer, with Tottenham and Chelsea amongst the linked clubs.
Although it has been confirmed that no offer has arrived for the former Vítoria forward, Hulk indicated post-match that he would like to make a switch this summer.
"This could be the time for me to move," Hulk told reporters. "I would feel comfortable with moving clubs and the English league is one that appeals to me."
Earlier on Saturday, Porto president Pinto da Costa had issued a "hands-off warning" to potential suitors, indicating that they would be required to meet Hulk's €100 million price-tag in order to secure his services.
"I didn't meet Hulk's agent. Hulk is a player with a buyout fee and if any club want him, they just need to pay that, they don't need to come here," said da Costa.
"Hulk will only leave if it interests both Porto and the player. But so far nothing happened to make me think we'll reach that point. Therefore, I expect that for this season Hulk will remain a Porto player."
However, Hulk's agent Teodoro Fonseca downplayed the director's comments in an interview with Radio Renascenca.
"Hulk has a contract, he likes FC Porto, but at the moment everything has a question mark," he said. "We sometimes want a player to stay, but the conditions aren't the best.
"Sometimes clubs have to give up a right, a player, or a person to keep their structure. People come and go, but the clubs stay. Everything is possible in the world of football."