Porto forward Hulk's agent has confirmed the player is keen on a move to Chelsea in the summer.
Hulk and agent Teodoro Fonseca were in Munich on Saturday to witness Chelsea's Champions League triumph and recent reports suggest the Brazilian is the Blues' top striker target, along with Atletico Madrid hitman Radamel Falcao - Hulk's former teammate at Porto.
"We are open to talks with Chelsea at any time, any place. There is interest, but at the moment there is still nothing concrete. He likes the English Premier League a lot and Chelsea are a good club for Hulk," the Telegraph quoted Fonesca as saying.
Roman Abramovich is expected to sign at least two forwards in this transfer window, following Didier Drogba's decision to leave Stamford Bridge when his contract runs out next month. His compatriot, Salomon Kalou, will also be a free agent in the summer, while Spanish striker Fernando Torres' future is still unclear.
However, Porto insist Hulk will only be allowed to leave if a suitor matches his buy-out clause, which is set at a whopping £80mn. This could be a stumbling block for the deal but if the 25 year old pushes for a move, he could eventually be sold for much less. Chelsea are also keeping tabs on Napoli's Edinson Cavani as alternative should Porto refuse to lower the transfer fee for Hulk.
Meanwhile, former Blues striker Kerry Dixon has stated he can understand why Didier Drogba is leaving the club. News of his departure was confirmed on Tuesday and Dixon believes the 34 year old has left for financial gain and fresh challenges.
"You can never say it's a perfect time. Didier would have been keen to stay at the club but perhaps he's been offered a more lucrative deal and a new adventure. It's all about what Didier wants in his life. He's 34 and probably wants to do something different," BBC quoted the former England international as suggesting.
"He loves Chelsea and even though a lot of big clubs in Europe would have been tempted, I don't think he'd have wanted to compete against Chelsea next season. So he's looked at one last pay day and if that's the case, no-one can blame him at his age," Dixon added.