DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 18: Hulk of FC Porto is tackled by Silvio of SC Braga during the UEFA Europa League Final between FC Porto and SC Braga at Dublin Arena on May 18, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Chelsea FC transfer target Hulk was asked about his future following Brazil's rather sad 2-0 loss against Mexico and the Porto winger was unsurprisingly coy about what the next few months held. But there's some encouraging stuff in there for Blues fans that want to land one of football's most exciting left feet:
I will always continue to work hard and keep my feet on the ground, regardless of whether I stay at Porto. I have won many titles in the past four years at Porto, and I think that I have a great relationship with everyone.
If the time has come to move on, I'll do so with a good feeling. I have enjoyed a great time here. I'm sure that they will understand the motives behind my decision if I leave. The club and its fans will forever have a place in my heart. I can only thank them for all the affection they've shown me.
That's a lot oh hypotheticalling, but it looks an awful lot like Hulk is getting ready to say goodbye to Portugal and join the exodus to a grownup league. Good news for those of you who'd like to land him! It's unclear just where the transfer stands right now, with a fee having already been agreed between the clubs if you're the Guardian and negotiations ongoing if you're the Times. What is clear is that a transfer is fairly likely - although by no means is it a done deal just yet.