Porto striker Hulk is attracting interest from Chelsea and four other Premier League teams, according to his agent.
The Blues have long been credited with an interest in the Brazil international and the new European champions could be in the market for a striker following the departure of Didier Drogba.
Hulk has an eye-watering €100million release clause in his contract with Portuguese side Porto but appears ready to move on as he craves glory in the UEFA Champions League.
His agent, Teodoro Fonseca, insisted that no offers have yet been made for the powerful forward, but that he will begin working on his client's future in the coming days.
"No offer has been made yet, there is interest but it has not gone beyond that yet. I will start to deal with that next week," Fonseca told Lancenet.
"There are four other English teams interested in signing him, besides Chelsea.
"Porto are a big club, with great facilities and a big status in Europe. The problem is the Portuguese League. Hulk won everything at Porto except the Champions League.
"He dreams of winning it and establishing himself at the national team. In order to achieve that, he has to jump to a more competitive league, we admire the Premier League."
Fonseca admitted that Porto do not want to see their star striker depart this summer, but feels they may not stand in his way should Hulk express a desire to move on to pastures new.
He added: "Of course they will not let him go so easily, his release fee is €100 million, but in the end what the player wants will prevail, this is what Porto's board said themselves.
"Now it depends on the player and those interested in signing him. It will not be easy, there will be some negotiations, but Porto are not saying they will sell him only for €100million."