Villas-Boas fights Chelsea for Brazilian

Hulk, Porto strikerTottenham have reportedly entered the race to sign Porto striker Hulk, according to The Daily Mail.

The Brazil international has been courted by Chelsea this summer, with a move appearing to be close to completion, but as yet there has not been a confirmation of the forward’s switch to Stamford Bridge.

Roberto Di Matteo’s men see the burly attacker as an ideal replacement for outgoing Didier Drogba, who left west London on a free transfer at the end of last season.

However, new Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas worked with Hulk at Porto, and is now set to enter the bidding for the South American star.

Tottenham are in need of attacking reinforcements, and have seen negotiations to make Emmanuel Adbayor’s move to White Hart Lane permanent stall in recent days.

Villas-Boas is eager to use his personal relationship with Hulk to convince him to choose the north London club over their local rivals, but a potential fee of £30 million plus could be a stumbling block for Spurs.

By Gareth McKnight

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