Transfer news: Palmeiras rubbish links to Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk
Brazilian outfit Palmeiras admit to being admirers of Zenit striker Hulk, but have no plans to bring him home.
By Paulo Freitas
Last Updated: 04/11/13 7:56pm
Palmeiras will be toasting their centenary in 2014, and a marquee signing has been mooted to tie in with the celebrations.
Plenty of speculation has suggested that Hulk is the man in their sights, with the burly frontman known to be a supporter of the club.
Any deal would, however, come at a price, with Zenit having spent big to secure Hulk's services in September 2012.
The Russian outfit have not entirely ruled out the prospect of a loan switch being sanctioned, but interested parties have been quoted eye-watering fees.
With that situation unlikely to change any time soon, Palmeiras accept that a deal for the 27-year-old is out of their reach.
Executive director Jose Carlos Brunoro told Globo Esporte on the Hulk rumours: "We are always interested, but that is a lie.
"There is no chance that happens. We haven't even thought about it."