It is no secret that Chelsea want to add a striker to their squad this summer and have highlighted five of Europe’s most wanted strikers to push them towards the summit of next seasons Premier League table.
Hulk- Zenit St Petersburg
The Brazilian striker is one of the most highly rated front men in Europe and has made no secret of wish to move away from his current club Zenit St Petersburg. The striker signed for the Russian club last summer but has since struggled with the lifestyle in Russia and wants to move, preferably to one of Europe’s top clubs. Chelsea have long been linked with a move for Hulk but they appear to be stepping up their efforts this summer. New boss Jose Mourinho is an admired of the Brazilian and wants a strong physical presence up front for Chelsea next season, in the mould of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
It appears that Mourinho has identified Hulk for that role and could be ready to bid £35 million for him. Hulk has recently admitted that there have been conversations between his representatives and Chelsea so a move to Stamford Bridge could be on the cards. The Brazilian is currently on international duty with Brazil at the Confederations Cup and any deal for Hulk will probably have to wait until after the competition. Another possible factor in Hulk’s availability is that Zenit are thought to be demanding close to £50 million for the Brazilian striker, while Chelsea probably won’t go much past £35 million, so some tough negotiations could lie ahead for Chelsea if they are to sign Hulk.