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Hulk given deadline by Porto

ESPN staff
August 28, 2012
Will Hulk leave Porto this summer? © Getty Images

Porto have given Hulk 24 hours to sort his future, with Chelsea, Zenit St Petersburg and, reportedly, Tottenham Hotspur interested in the striker.

Hulk, 26, who can play up front or on the wing, has been in emphatic form over the past two years and scored 54 goals in 98 appearances for Porto. Such performances have ensured that there is plenty of interest for his signature and he has now been set a deadline to decide where his future lies.

Porto's media officer Ahaz Felleger revealed: "Tuesday or, maximum, Wednesday, there will be a solution. There are three proposals from abroad - two English clubs and Zenit - there are talks with the player and with Porto. Staying in Porto is also a real possibility. He is very satisfied and there is no problem."

The Portuguese club are reportedly holding out for £40 million and, so far, it seems that Zenit are the only club prepared to meet that price.

The Brazilian forward himself is understood to be more interested in a move to the Premier League and, specifically, Tottenham to link up with his old boss at Porto, Andre Villas-Boas.

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