Hulk denies Lewandowski claim

Hulk insists he is happy at Zenit St Petersburg, despite Robert Lewandowski claiming that the Brazilian told him he would like to join Borussia Dortmund.

Both strikers were on the scoresheet as they went head-to-head in the last 16 of the Champions League, with Dortmund taking a 4-2 advantage into the second leg following the clash in Russia.

Lewandowski, who will join Bayern Munich in the summer, became the club's all-time leading goalscorer in Europe with a double in the tie, taking his tally to 18 since joining in 2010.

The 25-year-old's pending exit leaves Jurgen Klopp with a substantial hole to fill and Lewandowski fuelled rumours by suggesting that Hulk was keen on a switch to Germany.

He told ESPN Brasil: "Hulk asked me if he could play for Dortmund, starting next summer, but I don't know if we could afford him."

However, Hulk disputed even talking to the Poland international and maintains that he is settled at his current club.

"I didn't talk with him at any time, as I don't speak German or English," he is quoted in ESPN Brasil.

"I don't know what is his goal of saying that to the press, I am adapted to this place, my family too and I don't want to leave Zenit."