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Chelsea and Spurs target Hulk open to move

ESPN staff
July 4, 2013
Hulk is one of the most coveted forwards in world football © PA Photos

Chelsea and Tottenham target Hulk has confirmed there is firm interest in him from outside Russia, but is prepared to stay at Zenit St Petersburg if a deal cannot be struck.

Hulk has been the subject of strong interest from Chelsea, with Tottenham and Ligue 1 side Monaco also keen to sign the Brazil international.

The 26-year-old joined Zenit from Porto in one of Europe's most lucrative deals last summer and is contracted with the Russian side until 2017.

But speculation over his future continues and Hulk insists it would be the prestige of potential suitors rather than the salary on offer that would lure him away from Zenit.

"Those approaches [by other clubs] do exist," he told TV Paraiba. "There are clubs interested in me.

"But if I am to move, it has to be to a better place, with a better team in a better competition. I will be happy too if I stay. Zenit are a great club."

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