Tigers chase Pizarro
But boss admits striker would be 'very expensive option'
By James Dall. Last Updated: August 11, 2008 10:04am
Pizarro: Hull interest
Hull City manager Phil Brown has revealed the club have contacted Chelsea regarding a move for striker Claudio Pizarro.
Pizarro, 29, has been linked with a transfer away from the Blues this summer after a frustrating debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, with Argentine giants River Plate reportedly interested in his services.
However, the forward's agent has insisted he is keen to remain in Europe, and Stoke City have emerged as potential suitors with rumours claiming they are lining up a season-long loan for his services.
But with the Tigers hopeful of bolstering their attacking options ahead of the new Premier League term, Brown has confirmed the club are interested in holding talks with Pizarro.
"We've made contact with Chelsea with regards to Claudio," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail.
"It's a very expensive option, but again, it would be one if we got the option to speak to the lad or the opportunity to speak to the lad, then who knows?
"But as far as we are concerned we have made contact with Chelsea and that's where it lies at the moment."