Paris St Germain look set to scupper the interests of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal target Hulk.
The nouveau-riche French club are said to be keen on signing up the Porto striker, according to Talksport.
Hulk has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past month, but Manchester managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini have also been credited with an interest.
The powerhouse forward has a buy-out clause in his contract worth €100 million Euros, when he signed an extension in 2009.
However, this has not put off Europe’s new big spenders and PSG director football Leonardo is said to be ready to offer £45million for the player.
The Portuguese champions have resisted all previous attempts to prize the Brazilian international away from them, but they may be resigned to losing their star man.
Porto have, despite their best efforts, always been one of Europe’s foremost selling clubs and, with the involvement of PSG and City, they may have to take up that mantle once more.
French newspaper Le Parisien is reporting that a deal could be agreed in January, partly down to Leonardo’s connection with the player as compatriot, as well as the huge transfer fee.
PSG smashed the Ligue 1 transfer record when they signed Argentine forward Javier Pastore for £38million from Italian side Palermo in the summer.