Spurs have joined the Blues in the race to sign Hulk.
Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has been a transfer target for Chelsea for some time but now Tottenham Hotspur have joined the hunt for the Brazilian, according to the Daily Express.
The powerful 26-year-old has only been at Zenit for less than 12 months following a colossal £48.4m move to Russia from FC Porto.
However, it’s believed that the club would allow Hulk to leave this summer but only if the price is right and the Brazil international’s wages are also likely to be significant.
Whilst the Blues certainly have the financial resources, Spurs have familiriaty as boss Andre Villas-Boas managed the forward for a year when at Porto.
Hulk joined the Primeira Liga champions in 2008, but Villas-Boas led the side – including the attacker – to unprecedented glory in 2010/11, winning the treble of league, cup and Europa League.
This relationship between manager and player should go so way into influencing the Brazilian’s decision when he decides where to move from Zenit, although the north London club would have to smash their transfer record to sign Hulk – something that is unlikely to be sanctioned.
The player himself has been open about interest being shown in him from other teams.
“Those approaches [by other clubs] do exist,” Hulk was quoted in the Express.
“But if I am to move, it has to be to a better place, with a better team in a better competition.”
It’s probable that the Premier League and either Chelsea or Spurs would fit into that criteria for a forward that has earned 27 caps for Brazil so far in his career and scored six goals.
See just what Hulk is capable of doing in front of goal below: