Hulk could fetch incredible sum

BY foxsports • October 12, 2011

Hulk, who has been linked with a January switch to Arsenal, has blossomed into one of the most formidable forwards in European football since joining Porto in 2008. Porto moved to secure his long-term future over the summer by awarding him a new five-year contract, while there is also a release clause in place of 100million euros (£87m). The Portuguese club have no intention of letting him go for anything less but, despite the massive price tag, Hulk's representative Teodoro Fonseca says there is still a lot of interest. Speculation has suggested that the Gunners are plotting a bid of around £23million, which Fonseca insists would be instantly dismissed. Fonseca admits the most recent Arsenal link is news to him, but claims the Gunners have previously been in touch about signing Hulk. He told Portuguese newspaper A Bola: "Every year there are more clubs interested in Hulk and I am also aware that there are clubs from outside the Premier League interested. "This Arsenal rumour is news to me but it is true that there has been contact before but nothing happened. "But I speak often with Porto and the figures have not changed. He will only be sold if someone pays the £100m so this figure of £23m that has appeared would not be considered."

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