Brazilian star plays down Chelsea link

Hulk Zenit forwardZenit Saint-Petersburg striker Hulk has distanced himself from a summer move to Chelsea.

The powerful Brazilian has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge, with rumours circulating that he is unhappy in Russia.

Despite only completing a £48m transfer to Zenit at the start of the season, Hulk is reportedly keen to move on after falling out with members of the playing and coaching staff.

Chelsea are said to be interested in bringing him to London, as they step up their plans to secure a guaranteed source of goals.

However, the 26-year-old has played down talk that he is set for another move, insisting he is happy with Zenit:

“I am satisfied with my career at Zenit,” he is quoted by talkSPORT.

“I’m giving my best to the shirt and I have no intention of leaving Russia.

“I have a long contract and what happened in the past is now gone.”

Chelsea were believed to be interested in Hulk during his spell at Porto.

The man who spent some of his playing career in Japan was prolific with the Portuguese giants, averaging a goal every other game.

But, the Premier League side could not compete with Zenit financially, with the Russians handing Hulk an extremely lucrative deal to complete a move to Saint-Petersburg.

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