Chelsea's rumoured move for Porto striker Hulk appears to have hit a sticking point, after he admitted that he is happy to stay in Portugal.
As reported by Sport360, the Brazilian international declared his desire to remain at the Estadio do Dragao, despite last week claiming that a move to Chelsea was high on his priority list.
"Chelsea are the champions of Europe and any player would like to go there.
"I would like to go there more than any other club. But I have to remember that I have a contract at Porto and I am very happy here too," the 25 year-old told Portuguese publication O Jogo.
However, it appears as though he has performed a massive u-turn, which could potentially de-rail any protracted talks between Chelsea and Porto.
He told Globoesporte.com: "I am not desperate to leave Porto. I love the fans and have always been happy at the club.
"If a club reaches agreement with Porto, then I will go. But there is no rush as the transfer window runs until August."
It was rumoured that the Champions League winners had made a bid of £38 million for the powerful striker, although this was unconfirmed by both clubs.
Hulk has established himself as one of Europe's most sought-after strikers since joining Porto in 2008. He was an integral part of the Porto team which won the 2011 Europa League under the stewardship of Andre Villas-Boas.
It is believed that Qatari-backed French side Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to hijack any move, with the mega-rich side prepared to match his buy-out clause of £80 million.