The west Londoners are keen on Zenit’s Hulk.
Zenit St Petersburg star Hulk’s proposed transfer to Chelsea is gaining momentum as the Brazilian is spotted in London, reports the Guardian.
An Instagram picture posted by the forward sparked a wave of excitement as the 27-year-old claimed to be travelling to the English capital for ‘work.’
The Blues’ pursuit of new strikers is beginning to take shape as the likes of Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao of AS Monaco have been linked with the club in recent times.
Yet after the sacking of Zenit manager Luciano Spalletti on Tuesday the future of their £32m signing remains in doubt and Stamford Bridge seemingly awaits.
Currently Jose Mourinho has Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres at his disposal upfront and none of the trio have impressed enough this season.
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In fact the Portuguese coach would be open to selling all three of the attackers and bringing in different options in the final third.
The Daily Mail have linked Torres with a £20m move to Inter Milan, whilst Ba almost joined Trabzonspor in January according to the Metro and Eto’o has already revealed he would like to return to Mallorca.
Therefore there would be a place in west London for Hulk, who has had an interesting career to date that has seen the South American travel all over the world.
After breaking into the first team at Esporte Club Vitoria in his native Brazil in 2005, the attacker then spent three years in Japan with three different clubs.
Hulk then moved to Europe and played for FC Porto for four years, working under former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas and winning four league titles and the Europa League.
In 2012 it was reported by the Guardian that the west Londoners had agreed a £38m deal for the forward, only for it to fall through and the Brazil international to join Zenit instead.
With the ability to play on either wing or as a No.9 Mourinho finally wants to bring the powerful player to England and has the financial resources to do so.
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