City to trump United for Incredible Hulk

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Manchester City are keeping close tabs on Porto's Brazilian striker Hulk with a view to bringing him to Eastlands.

The 24-year-old has been in sensational form for Andre Villas-Boas' side this season, scoring thirteen goals in as many appearances.

In fact, he scored a superb brace against Besiktas in Turkey, which prompted an applause from the home crowd. He followed it up with another double against Portuguese Liga 1 rivals Benfica at the weekend in front of watching Manchester City scouts, report the Daily Mirror.

Roberto Mancini is keen to bolster his attacking by signing the Brazil international, who has also been linked with Manchester United, with a view of partnering him with fellow South American Carlos Tevez.

Manchester United have been interest in the Hulk ever since they played against him and his Porto side in the Champions League two years ago. Sir Alex Ferguson was impressed with his strength, speed and finishing skills, but resisted making a big because he already had Carlos Tevez.

Craig Bellamy, Jo and Roque Santa are all likely to make their way out of Eastlands permanently in the summer, which would leave Mancini with only Tevez, Emmanuel Adabayeor and Mario Balotelli as recognised strikers.

Hulk distanced himself from speculation saying: "I have heard about the rumours of the Premier League, but I am focused on my work here."

Hulk has a €100 million buy-out clause in his contract, which expires at the end of the 2013/2014 season, but it is believed that City would be able to prize away the Porto hit-man with a £20 million offer.


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