Long-term Chelsea target Hulk could make the move to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to the Metro.

The Brazil international surprised everyone by joining Russian Premier League side Zenit St. Petersburg last summer for a massive £40m.

But it has emerged that the powerhouse striker could be on the move again, having become 'disillusioned' with life in Russia.  

And, having made previous bids for Hulk, Chelsea are rumoured to be a possible destination yet again.  

With Fernando Torres still struggling and Demba Ba in need of an attacking partner, Hulk could again become the subject to a proposed move to Stamford Bridge.

And the player himself has added fuel to the fire, telling reporters: "My future? I love the Premier League.

"The Premier League is a great competition with great clubs. If I have time, I watch the matches on television."

Hulk was influential for Zenit when they recently knocked Liverpool out of the Europa League, which let potential suitors know that he was still around and in good form.  

At 26, Hulk still has plenty of playing years ahead of him and should be in his prime. And, with comments like these from the Brazilian, Chelsea will have been alerted to him and his availability once again.

With Chelsea having slipped way off the pace in the Premier League this season, there is no doubt that it is time for a change upfront. Torres has been a total failure at £50m and the arrival of Ba has seen his chances reduced. 

Ba has proven that he can find the net in a blue shirt, but at times still seems isolated. With the likes of Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard behind their forward-line, Chelsea are not short of options to provide their strikers with everything they need to be effective and find the net. 

But even with them, Torres continues to disappoint And as much of a handful as he can be for opposition defenders, a partner for Ba would help the Blues bounce back next season.

Chelsea have also be linked with Radamel Falacao on numerous occasions, as the debate surrounding his Atletico Madrid future continues, as well as Vitesse striker Wilfred Bony.  

With Zenit wanting to recoup the money they spent on Hulk, it would take a bid in the region of £40m for Zenit to agree to part with one of their prized assets.

 

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