Chelsea are reportedly preparing a move for Zenit striker Hulk according to Sports Direct News.

The 26 year old has been absent from training as the Russian Premier League prepare for the upcoming season and this has led to assume that the unsettled forward could be on his way out after an unconvincing first season at the Petrovsky Stadium.

Mourinho is keen to bring in a striker signing having already signed Andre Schurrle and it seems entirely possible that both Fernando Torres and Demba Ba could be sacrificed by the Blues boss as he looks to put his stamp on the he inherited from interim manager Rafa Benitez.

Hulk has managed just 11 goals in 30 appearances in his first season in Russia, during which his Zenit side lost their grip in the domestic crown they had held the previous two campaigns.