Russian newspaper Izvestia has learned that Zenit are lining up a January bid for Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic.
The Montenegrin looks set to quit Turin in the winter transfer window having lost his place in the starting line-up this season.
And despite his move to Inter falling through, Vucinic is set to be offered a new escape route from his club as Zenit are keen on adding him to their ranks.
It is no secret the Russian giants are on the lookout for a new striker and they have been alerted by the latest developments in Turin.
Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti knows the striker well having worked with him at AS Roma, and he is prepared to pull all the stops to lure him to St Petersburg.
Mirko Vucinic joined Juventus from AS Roma in the summer of 2011 and has since managed 21 goals and 17 assists in 71 Serie A appearances for the Bianconeri.