Brazilian striker Hulk wants to join Chelsea this summer, but is happy to leave the deal in the hands of his club FC Porto.

The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old, who netted 21 goals in all competitions last season for Porto.

And the striker has reacted to the rumours surrounding his future claiming he would like to play for Chelsea, and is relying on his club to help a deal be completed.

Hulk scored 21 goals in all competitions last season.

"Chelsea are the current European champions and would please any player and I'm no exception," Hulk told O Jogo. "I'd be happy if the transfer happened."

"I leave everything in the hands of Porto," he added.

"I am under contract and I have been happy at Porto for four years, where I have achieved everything.

"I'll have the club in my heart no matter what happens this summer or in any other summer."

A deal to bring Hulk to Stamford Bridge has reported entered the negotiation stage, despite the player's inflated release clause, which is reportedly as much as £85m.

Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa said in March Chelsea had to match the club's valuation to stand any chance of signing the striker.

"I've said it before, we would not sell Hulk and therefore Chelsea must activate his contract," Da Costa said.

"We know there is lots of interest from Europe, but the player has told me privately Chelsea is his preferred destination."

The highly rated Brazil international, who has five goals in 13 appearance for his country, has enjoyed a stellar spell in front of goal at Porto, scoring 23 league goals in the 2010/11 season.

Chelsea's advantage in the race to sign Hulk appears to have hinged on the club's Champions League victory, which subsequently saw them qualify for next season's competition as holders.

Their victory on penalties against Bayern Munich certainly seemed to turn the head of Eden Hazard, who decided on joining The Blues after their historic win, and it appears Hulk has been attracted in similar fashion.

The signing of the pair, on top of the Champions League win would be a decent representation of Di Matteo's success as interim boss, and his reward upon earning a permanent deal is the opportunity to work with these star players as the Italian attempts to bridge the gap domestically.