Chelsea have been handed a major boost in signing Hulk after his agent hinted Zenit St Petersburg star could make a move to the Premier League in the summer.
The Brazil international has been linked with a move to the west London club in the last few transfer windows. Hulk is believed to have caught the attention of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as the Blues are reportedly preparing a move in signing him at the end of the season.
Hulk's agent Shandor Varga has admitted a move away from the Russian Premier League in the summer is still on the cards. The Brazilian's representative suggested that his client could join one of the top clubs in the continent after the end of the season.
"Despite the huge transfer fee required to sign Hulk, don't rule out that he will move to one of the top clubs in Europe this summer. English clubs still have the highest chance of signing him," Varga explained.
The former Real Madrid manager currently has the services of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba as the first choice strikers in the squad. However, the Portuguese tactician is disappointed with the options available to lead his side's strike force.
Mourinho slammed his strikers earlier in February for their lack of goal scoring form. Eto'o was signed from Anzhi Makhachkala on a one-year deal. The 33-year-old striker's contract at Stamford Bridge runs out at the end of the season.
The Portuguese boss will be looking to strengthen his side's strike force in the summer. The addition of Hulk to Chelsea's squad is likely to bolster the Blues's attacking division.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has hinted a move in signing former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan in the summer. The Blues manager has expressed his concern for the lack of depth in the squad for the European fixtures.
Chelsea host Galatasaray in the second leg of the Champions League on Tuesday evening after the first leg in Turkey ended in a 1-1 draw.
"Our squad is quite short; two of our players [January signings Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah] can't play in the Champions League. Twenty players minus two players is 18, minus [the injured] Marco van Ginkel is 17.I don't think we have a huge squad in terms of numbers and experience to cope," Mourinho said.