£25m Chelsea striker target wants summer move

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Chelsea striker target Hulk is preparing to leave Zenit St Petersburg at the end of the season, according to reports.

TalkSPORT cite speculation in Russia when claiming that the 27-year-old is looking to move to a more ‘prestigious European league’.

He joined Zenit back in September 2012. With 23 goals in all competitions since joining the club, he’s hardly struggled at the Petrovsky Stadium. However, the league’s profile appears to be an issue for the former FC Porto hitman.

Russian paper Izvestia goes on to claim that Zenit will be willing to let the player leave if a big offer is received. Last month, Metro claimed that fee could be £25million.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Hulk for several seasons, with former manager Andre Villas-Boas close to landing the player during his reign at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2011.

He’s no longer in charge of the Blues, of course, but that hasn’t stopped them from being linked, with Jose Mourinho now pulling the strings once again in west London.

The club have struggled in-front of goal despite three big-name strikers in the shape of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, and the arrival of Hulk would certainly shake things up for Chelsea in attack.

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