Hulk has told Porto he wants to join Chelsea's revolution this summer in an attempt to force through a Premier League move, reports the Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old Brazilian striker has been heavily linked with a move to England, but the Portuguese side has so far refused to balk at his £80million minimum fee release clause.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich is keen to continue his planned recruitment drive at Stamford Bridge this summer, even in the absence of a permanent manager.
Having already secured the signatures of Marko Marin and Eden Hazard, Hulk is next on Chelsea's list of proposed targets, and the west London club is ready to make a bid of £38million.
With 57 goals in 91 games for Porto in the past two seasons, it's clear to see why the South American is one of the most sought after players in all of Europe at the moment.
His ability to play on either wing, as well as a central striker, means that he could prove invaluable to Chelsea's new look forward line next season, providing they can see off competition from a number of rivals clubs.