Jose Mourinho has reportedly made a £35million move for the Zenit St Petersburg star but the Russian club are said to want closer to the almost £50m they paid Porto in 2012.
Mourinho, who returned as Chelsea manager this week, is also thought to be close to a deal for Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle.
He has reportedly identified up front as a priority area for reinforcement and is ready to make a move for Hulk in order to bolster his front line.
Hulk is known to be seeking a move away from Zenit after enduring a tumultuous year at the club since arriving from Porto for over fifty-million pounds last summer.
His signing immediately caused fractures in the Zenit dressing room with some of the club’s more established stars demanding they receive the same wage package as the striker.
Hulk also fell out with the club’s manager and fans and stated…
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