Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is stepping up his pursuit of Porto star Hulk.

The London Evening Standard says Hulk was pictured meeting coach Andre Villas-Boas at Brazil's team hotel in St Albans last night.

The Portuguese is a huge admirer of Hulk having worked with him at Porto during their treble-winning 2010-11 season, however it is unlikely Spurs could afford the £40m asking price or his wage demands of over £100,000 a week.

Chelsea remain in contact with Porto for Hulk, but also concerned about his asking price.