Tottenham Hotspur planning Hulk swoop?

Tottenham planning Hulk swoop?
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A report hints that Tottenham Hotspur will try to sign Hulk this summer, potentially as a replacement for Gareth Bale.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly made signing Brazilian international Hulk his main priority this summer.

The pair worked together when Villas-Boas was in charge of Portuguese side Porto, although striker Hulk has since joined Zenit St Petersburg.

He has failed to settle in Russia and despite having only arrived in September, Spurs believe that they can tempt Zenit into parting with the centre-forward, according to the London Evening Standard.

The report claims that left-footed Hulk could be signed as a replacement for Gareth Bale, who has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich in recent weeks.

Zenit's Hulk during the Europa League clash with Liverpool on February 21, 2013
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