Premier League giants Arsenal have made their first move of the summer and have reportedly submitted a £20million bid to Zenit St. Petersburg for the services of Hulk, according to NBC Sport reporter Michael Stafford.
The Brazilian powerhouse has been on the radar of several Premier League club since his time at FC Porto three years back.
However, Hulk preferred to join Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg in the summer of 2012 when the clubs agreed on a transfer fee of £40million, according to Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old is currently on international duty and has made the 23-man Brazil squad for the World Cup in his homeland.
Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen the midfield of the Gunners as several injuries to many of his key players last season cost them the chance to enter the race for the league title at the end, although holding on to the first spot in the league table for a substantial amount to time in 2013-14 season.
So, the French manager has decided not to wait until the eleventh hour of the transfer window to make new additions to the squad and views Hulk as the perfect player who would settle in the Arsenal style-of-play with ease.
The Confederation Cup 2013 winner is one of the key players in the Zenit squad, but it seems that even if they want to cash in on the Brazilian goal-machine, they would not let go of their prized possession at such low transfer fee keeping in mind his versatility and the dynamics he adds to the team when he takes the field.
Hulk has featured in 64 matches for the Russian side, scoring 32 goals and 21 assists.
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