Porto attacker Hulk has stressed that the Portuguese champions and their fans will forever be in his heart, regardless of where his future lies.
The Brazil international is continually being linked with a move away from Estadio do Dragao, and is believed to be on the verge of joining Chelsea.
Nevertheless, the 25-year-old is adamant that he will not forget what his current club has done for his career.
"If the time has come to leave Porto, the club and its fans will forever have a place in my heart. I can only thank them for all the affection they've shown me," Hulk stated in an interview with Lancenet.
"I will always continue to work hard and keep my feet on the ground, regardless of whether I stay at Porto. I have won many titles in the past four years at Porto, and I think that I have a great relationship with everyone.
"If the time has come to move on, I'll do so with a good feeling. I have enjoyed a great time here. I'm sure that they will understand the motives behind my decision if I leave."
Hulk has a contract with Porto till June 2016, but is widely expected to move on this summer.