Chelsea transfer news: £45m target tells club he wants to leave, Blues linked with 17-year-old Brazilian sensation

A round up of key transfer stories about Chelsea this morning.

Chelsea have been put on red alert after Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk reportedly told the Russian club he wanted to leave.

The Metro has suggested that the Blues could move for the forward as Jose Mourinho seeks additional firepower up front in the January transfer window.

The 27-year-old moved from FC Porto to Zenit at the end of the summer in 2012 for a staggering fee of around £45 million.

Chelsea are one of the clubs reportedly interested in signing Brazilian star Mosquito.

The Brazilian under-17 World Cup star is reportedly also being watched by Juventus and Real Madrid with the Daily Star suggesting he will be made available to buy when he turns 18 next month.

The Atletico Paranaense forward caught the attention of the football world when he scored four goals in five games during the under-17 tournament in the UAE.

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In terms of players who could be leaving, several reports have suggested Bayer Leverkusen as a possible destination for Kevin De Bruyne.

The young Belgian has been an inconsistent starter for Chelsea this season, with several clubs reportedly expressing an interest in signing him on loan over the second half of the season.

All of the talk this week has suggested that the German club are now leading the race to borrow the midfielder, who could be keen to move ahead of the World Cup next summer.

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