Chelsea target Hulk ‘wants to leave Russia’; Liverpool’s Suarez Italy bound?
With the transfer window almost upon us, news coming in from Russia has Zenit striker Hulk linked once more with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea reportedly still keen on the Brazilian hit-man.
According to Russian newspaper ‘Izvestia’ (via talkSport), Hulk has asked for a move away after recently meeting with club officials. He is reported to have asked the club to allow him to leave if a suitable offer arrives from a European club in the summer.
Chelsea have long been linked with a move for the powerful attacker, with Zenit beating the Blues to his signature with a mega-bucks deal in 2012.
All has not been plain sailing for the former Porto man since his move, as a mutiny among the existing Zenit players greeted his arrival.
But with more than a goal every two games for the Russian outfit this season, he has been in good form.
It remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho will be willing to provide a route out of Eastern Europe for the 27-year-old, but the Portuguese boss is desperate for a ‘killer’ striker.
Meanwhile, Luis Suarez has acquired a new suitor in the form of Italian champions, Juventus.
According to Italian newspaper ‘TuttoSport’, Juve have had Suarez on their radar since the summer, and along with Real Madrid, are reported to have a genuine interest in the prolific Uruguayan.
Suarez has been nothing short of sensational this season, with his two goals and three assists against close rivals Tottenham giving his side an impressive 5-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday; a result that ultimately cost Andre Villas-Boas his job.
Liverpool are faced with the enviable task of retaining the services of the controversial striker this summer, one that will become even more problematic if he continues his phenomenal goal-scoring form.
A move to Serie A would surely not be as appealing as La Liga for Suarez; especially if Real Madrid are indeed willing to make him the next ‘Galactico’.
What do you think? Would Hulk be a good signing for Chelsea? Can Juve tempt Suarez? Let me know in the comments below…