Transfer news

Hulk coy on Zenit future

July 3, 2013
By ESPN staff

Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk says he would be open to leaving the club in the summer if he is targeted by a "better team in a better competition", but insists he would be happy to stay in Russia.

PA PhotosHulk joined Zenit on a five-year contract

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 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."