Zenit St Petersburg have been in contact with Fiorentina and Udinese regarding Juan Cuadrado, reports suggest.
Sky Sport Italia have revealed this morning that the Russian side have made enquiries about the Colombia international, with the intention of making an offer over the summer.
The Viola wide-man, who is also co-owned by the Zebrette, has been heavily linked with a switch abroad in recent months.
Barcelona, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are all clubs that are thought to be interested in the 25-year-old.
But Andre Villas-Boas’ men are believed to be the first to have made solid enquiries about Cuadrado.
Negotiations will be complicated however, considering the South American’s current contract situation.
The Tuscan and the Friuli outfits both own 50 per cent of his registration, and will have to separately agree on fees.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!