Chelsea supporters are looking up from their pints this evening after Metro claim that Chelsea have been put on red alert regarding a transfer target.
The news concerns Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Hulk after the Brazilian ace told the Russian club that he wanted to leave.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is a well-known admirer of the 27-year-old and came closest to signing him before he completed his massive £45 million move from Porto to Zenit in September 2012.
With the Chelsea boss again searching for striking reinforcements, the prolific powerhouse could again become an option.
Hulk is growing increasingly frustrated with life in Russia and has reportedly told his current club that he wants a move back to one of Europe’s top sides.
And the paper insists that Zenit will be willing to part with the forward should they be able to recoup a major portion of the fee paid less than 18 months ago.
Given the Blues’ continued problems in front of goal, a move for Hulk wouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Fernando Torres’ goal against Crystal Palace at the weekend was just the fifth by a Chelsea forward in the Premier League this season, but Mourinho has already ruled out a January signing.
Instead the Blues will strengthen at the end of the campaign, following the expected departure of Samuel Eto’o and that could see a possible move for the Brazilian international striker in the near future.
Interestingly the landlord notes that the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane yesterday has probably ended any hopes Tottenham supporters had of landing the former Porto star, who worked under the Portuguese coach during their memorable treble winning season
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