Chelsea or Tottenham could sign Hulk for £40m

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Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been offered hope in their alleged pursuit of Hulk, after it emerged that the want-away striker could leave Zenit St Petersburg for £40million.

The Daily Express reports how the Brazil international is unhappy following the recent sacking of Luciano Spalletti, and has asked the Russian club not to stand in his way if he gets an offer to leave in the summer.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho will almost certainly be in the market for striker reinforcements when the transfer window reopens, and has already been credited with an interest in bringing the 27-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile Spurs are also mooted as admirers of Hulk as they too look to strengthen their squad at White Hart Lane at the end of the season.

And, according to FIFA agent Shandor Varga, Chelsea, Tottenham, or any other suitors of the South American star will have a chance of securing his signature providing they meet Zenit's valuation.

"Despite the transfer fee required to land Hulk, don't rule out that he may move to one of the top European championships," he told Izvestia.

"English clubs still have the highest chance of acquiring him. For the UK's leading teams €50m (£40m) is not much money.

"In the Premier League clubs earn huge amounts and even such a substantial sum will not be a big problem for them."

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