There is a report in Portugal, coming from the massive Desporto website, that says (after being translated from Google): “The FC Porto’s Brazilian striker will start the season 2012/2013 in the London club Chelsea. Hulk already has an agreement with Chelsea. Hulk made his last game with the jersey of FC Porto last Saturday in Vila do Conde. The team already knew FC Porto’s Brazilian decision to move from Porto to London……”
Now this is fantastic news if its true, and it will certainly spell the end of the road for Didier Drogba in the Chelsea team, BUT the whole world and his dog know that Porto have got a €100million euro buy-out clause in his contract.
According to the Porto boss Da Costa, Porto won’t reduce the price at all. “I say today what I said a year ago, I will do everything to keep Hulk at Porto,” Da Costa said. “I’m not interested in selling him.”
“Hulk has a price and we are not going to negotiate and accept an inferior price to that of his clause, our desire is for him to be in our squad next season.”
So if Desporto’s story is correct, does that mean that Chelsea have met the buyout clause?