Chelsea found themselves well off the pace in the race for the Premier League title, last season, but the addition of Porto’s Hulk could be the factor that might shape where the English crown will go next term.
Manchester City’s spending power and ability to draw some of the best players in the world earned them the title, last season, and it has been down to the chasing pack to try to close that game. The same old faces will be in the running for the title, next term, with Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea all looking to spend in the summer transfer window to stop the Citizens dominating the league for years to come.
However, the most exciting signings seem to be linked with moves to Stamford Bridge, as the completed deal for Belgian playmaker, Eden Hazard, has already highlighted, this summer. The addition of a physical presence in the form of Brazilian star, Hulk, would undoubtedly add some substantial firepower to the Chelsea attack, which begins life without Didier Drogba, next term.
The Blues are a 5/1 pick in the sports betting at Bet Victor to claim the Premier League title, next year.
At the moment, there does seem to be mixed signals on how far away a deal is, regarding Hulk’s arrival at the Bridge.
Porto president Pinto da Costa said: “At the moment, Porto have not been contacted by any club to discuss the sale of our player. There are no offers on the table. That is the truth, despite what the papers say about Chelsea and PSG. Those stories are simply rumours. If you believe what they say, Hulk has already left us.”
Hulk has already proved on the European stage that he can be a threat to any defence, and the Champions League titleholders would do well to gain his services, if they want to catch City.
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