Chelsea linked with Zenit striker Hulk

06 December 2012 02:42

Chelsea on alert after Zenit St Petersburg star Hulk revealed he is ready to walk out on the big spending Russian's after his recent touchline row with coach Luciano Spalletti, according to the BBC.

Hulk, 26, signed from FC Porto in an astonishing £40million but has failed to justify his enormous price tag in what has been a difficult season for the Brazilian. The monstrous striker was hauled off after 80 minutes during Zenit's 1-0 victory over AC Milan – and refused to shake hands with the manager before taking his place on the bench.

He gave the Italian manager a 'finished gesture' which has not gone down well with Spalletti nor the Zenit board.

Hulk said: 'If the situation with Spalletti is not solved, in January I will leave.'

Chelsea have been linked with the powerful attacker in the past and are closely monitoring his sitatuion at the Russian Club.

Hulk has scores just 3 goals in 13 games for Zenit – and his loft wages sparked an outrage amongst fellow team-mates, in which captain Igor Denisov earned himself a DEMOTION to the youth team for his protest against Hulk.

Source: DSG