Talk Sport are today reporting that Zenit St Petersburg are weighing up a move Axel Witsel, who is currently at Benfica.
Witsel has been a target for Manchester United for a while now, but they did not mange to sign him this summer despite Sir Alex Ferguson being a big admirer of him.
Russia’s window is still open, meaning Zenit could look to bring in a number of new players and they are now reportedly ready to make a £40m bid, which the Portuguese club are likely to accept.
Witsel excelled for Standard Liege in the early parts of his career and moved to Benfica in 2011. After a fantastic season for them, he is now one of Europe’s highest-rated young players.
At 23-years-old, the Belgian will know what a big decision in his career this is and he may see that Zenit are targeting a number of players and could have a very strong squad this season.
It is thought a deal could go through this week.