Stamford Bridge return on the cards and targets already earmarked by the ‘Special One’.
Jose Mourinho has agreed a deal to return as Chelsea boss and has been handed a transfer warchest by Blues owner Roman Abramovich and has already begun earmarking targets for this summer’s transfer window according to the Daily Star.
The 50 year old Real Madrid boss has apparently agreed a three year deal with the Stamford Bridge club and has been handed the final say on transfers, a stipulation that was a key part of negotiations to return to Chelsea, and will target Zenit striker Hulk as one of his first additions this summer.
The 26 year old has not had the best time of it since his move to Russia, netting just four goals in 13 league appearances, and would probably jump at the chance of a move to Chelsea. This source suggests that links between Abramovich and Zenit’s owners Gazprom could be the key to securing a deal to sign the Brazilian international.
Mourinho knows just what Hulk is capable of having taken note of his achievements in Portugal’s Primeira Liga, and in particular his exploits during his stint at FC Porto.
During his five year spell at the Estadio Dragao Hulk netted 78 goals in 169 appearances and helped the club to three domestic titles and a Europa League success before he left for Zenit in a £42m deal and one would imagine that a move to Chelsea would cost the West London club at least as much as the £50m forked out for Fernando Torres, who’s future at the club seems to be under threat by such advances for the powerful forward.
Hulk would join fellow countrymen David Luiz, Ramires, Lucas Piazon and Oscar at Chelsea should he make the move to the Premier League side.