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Breaking Down the Transfer Rumor: Hulk to Chelsea

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterJune 6, 2013

Could the Incredible Hulk wreak havoc on the Premier League next season? The Daily Mirror reports that Chelsea are interested in Zenit St. Petersburg’s Brazil international wide forward Hulk, with a £35 million move possible this summer.

Hulk, 26, joined Zenit last summer from Porto in a move worth more than $50 million, according to CNN. But big money hasn’t necessarily meant big things for the Brazilian in Russia.

In December RT reported that Hulk was ready to leave Zenit after falling out with manager Luciano Spalletti, and in March, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Goal.com) quoted Hulk as saying he had no relationship with the club’s fans. Those reports followed word that the arrivals of Hulk and Axel Witsel had caused unrest in Zenit’s dressing room, per Goal.com.

It’s difficult to separate fact from fiction in the inner workings of a club, but Hulk appears to be a poor fit with Zenit. So does that mean Chelsea have a chance to sign the same Brazilian they were reportedly after last summer?

Watch as B/R world football lead writer Michael Cummings breaks down the Hulk-to-Chelsea rumor, then be sure to add your thoughts to the comments below.

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