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Hull hoping to land Chelsea striker – this could make a big difference

The likes of Peter Halmosi, George Boateng and Geovanni have already arrived at the KC Stadium this summer, yet they could be eclipsed by the potential signing of a forward from Stamford Bridge. While it would obviously be a step down for this experienced striker, it would do Hull’s chances of staying in the Premier League the power of good, especially with Man United not prepared to farm Fraizer Campbell back on loan to the Tigers.

The Times reports that Phil Brown has been sniffing around Claudio Pizarro, who has not set the world alight since arriving in England. The Peruvian had a fantastic strike-rate for Bayern Munich but he made very little impact during his first season for Chelsea and, at the age of 29, might consider a new challenge and lots of first-team football.

“We’ve made contact with Chelsea with regards to Claudio,” Phil Brown, the Hull manager said. “It’s a very expensive option, but it would be an option if we were allowed to speak to the lad. That’s where it lies at the moment.”

City have already been splashing the cash as they aim to finish 17th or higher in the Premier League next season. Is it feasible that Pizarro would consider the top flight rookies after a career which has consisted of playing for Werder, Bayern and the Blues? It would certainly be a coup and a half for the Tigers wouldn’t it?

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