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Goal.com examines the displays of those across Europe over the past weekend who could be poised for a summer switch to the English top flight, with a good week for Porto's star-man

ANALYSIS
By Chris Davie

We're approaching the final stages of the season across Europe and Premier League clubs will be putting the finishing touches to their summer shopping lists.

Goal.com
brings you both the best and the worst individual performances across Europe over the weekend as we track those who could be heading to the Premier League this summer.

GOOD WEEK...

Porto may have stumbled in the Portuguese title race on Sunday, but Hulk
was their only inspirational figure in a 1-1 draw against Pacos de Ferreira.

The 25-year-old played an influential role in Porto's goal as his surging run and cross was met by Pacos defender Ricardo, who turned the ball into his own net.

Hulk was at the heart of everything positive throughout the game for Porto and his direct style revolving around pace and power could mean he'll acclimatise quickly to the Premier League, should he secure a move away this summer.

The Porto forward has been heavily linked with a switch to Chelsea in recent weeks, but following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas, the Brazil international may not be the right man for the new boss who is set to take over at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

HULK
D.O.B: July 25, 1986
AGE: 25
CLUB STATS THIS SEASON
LIGA SAGRES APPEARANCES 20
EUROPEAN & CUP APPEARANCES 12
TOTAL APPEARANCES 32
TOTAL GOALS 14
INTERNATIONAL FILE
SENIOR DEBUT BRAZIL, 2009
SENIOR APPS 9
SENIOR GOALS
0

It was also a good weekend for Eden Hazard as Lille strolled to a 3-0 victory at Evian with the Belgian converting a penalty before assisting Dimitri Payet's strike after half-time.

Arsenal and Tottenham target Jan Vertonghen helped Ajax keep a clean sheet against PSV, as his side secured a 2-0 victory on Sunday.

Edinson Cavani, who has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Chelsea, netted Napoli's second and his 28th goal of the season against Catania before his side slipped to a 2-2 draw.

Arsenal, Newcastle United and Aston Villa have reportedly been keeping tabs on Olivier Giroud and the forward did his chances of a move no harm after his stunning 89th-minute volley secured victory over Saint Etienne to fire Montpellier to the top of Ligue 1.

BAD WEEK...

Lukas Podolski edged even further towards the exit door following Koln's crushing 6-1 defeat at home to Dortmund on Sunday.

Out of all of those who completed the full 90 minutes for Koln, Podolski touched the ball the least, and his side now sit just one point above the relegation zone following the loss.

The 26-year-old has remained coy over his future in the Bundesliga over the past few weeks, while Arsene Wenger insists a deal for the Germany international has not yet been completed.

LUKAS PODOLSKI
D.O.B: June 4, 1985
AGE: 26
CLUB STATS THIS SEASON
BUNDESLIGA APPEARANCES 22
EUROPEAN & CUP APPEARANCES 2
TOTAL APPEARANCES 24
TOTAL GOALS 16
INTERNATIONAL FILE
SENIOR DEBUT GERMANY, 2004
SENIOR APPS 95
SENIOR GOALS
43

Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly in the hunt to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi but the duo won't be persuaded by the Argentine's display against Catania at the weekend. After being unable to influence proceedings for the majority of the game, the Napoli forward was replaced by Gokhan Inler with 14 minutes to go.

Benfica spurned the chance to go top of the Portuguese league after an uninspiring 0-0 stalemate away to Olhanense. Liverpool and Manchester United are tracking Nicolas Gaitan, but the Benfica winger was far from his best on this occasion.

Christian Eriksen, formerly linked with Manchester United, has admitted he is unlikely to leave Ajax this summer, and based on his mediocre display at the weekend against PSV, there may no longer be a long line of suitors.

Tottenham were close to signing Loic Remy in January, but the France international was unable to put himself back in the shop window as he missed Marseille's draw against Nice with a thigh injury.

SURPRISE PACKAGE...

Schalke are keen to get Klaas-Jan Huntelaar tied down on a new deal and the forward may have upped the status of negotiations to urgent after breaking the 40-goal barrier this season against Bayer Leverkusen.

The Dutchman's double on Saturday fired Schalke into third in the Bundesliga and may have alerted a host of European clubs to the fact his contract is set to expire at the end of June 2013.

As well as a blistering goalscoring record this term, Huntelaar has 12 assists to his name, proving that he is more of a complete striker, rather than one whose sole job is to finish chances.

KLAAS-JAN HUNTELAAR
D.O.B: August 12, 1983
AGE: 28
CLUB STATS THIS SEASON
BUNDESLIGA APPEARANCES 25
EUROPEAN & CUP APPEARANCES 13
TOTAL APPEARANCES
38
TOTAL GOALS 40
INTERNATIONAL FILE
SENIOR DEBUT NETHERLANDS, 2006
SENIOR APPS 50
SENIOR GOALS
31

Schalke have already batted off the reported interest from Manchester United and Tottenham ahead of this summer's transfer window, as Spurs appear to have reignited their interest from 2010 where they attempted to sign him from AC Milan.

The 28-year-old has also been able to carry his impressive club form onto the international stage as he netted for the Netherlands in the 3-2 victory over England at Wembley last month.

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