Accomplished Brazil international Hulk, 27, has uploaded a photograph onto his official Instagram account showing his location at Luton Airport, prompting speculation that he has been in London to discuss a move to one of three possible Premier League sides - Arsenal, Chelsea and/or Tottenham Hotspur.
Overnight, Here Is The City sports editor Dan Coombs asked the question that, with Arsene Wenger requiring a forward to provide competition to - and help relieve the goal-scoring burden from - French front-man Olivier Giroud and considering Hulk's willingness to leave Russia, whether a move to North London would be in the best interests of both parties.
Hulk is a versatile forward, capable of playing as a striker or as a wide right, is valued at £39.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk and, in his last 14 Premier Liga appearances, has returned nine goals and five assists from 1,094 minutes - an attacking efficiency of one goal every 78 minutes.
Hulk has long been linked with a move to Chelsea, also, and considering the unreliability of the current trident at Stamford Bridge - Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba - surely Jose Mourinho must be aware of the availability of the attacker who once represented a former club of his; FC Porto.
Even Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood may be keen to bolster his striking department due to the imminent exit of Jermain Defoe to Toronto FC.
image: © John Mitchell