Saturday August 20 2011
Zenit prepare €31m for Lavezzi

Along with Inter and Manchester City, it's now suggested Zenit are ready to activate Napoli man Ezequiel Lavezzi's €31m buy-out clause.

The Argentine has declared he wants to stay at the San Paolo this season, but his contract does include a clause allowing him to leave for €31m.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Zenit St Petersburg are prepared to hand over that sum in order to get hold of ‘Pocho.'

The Russian side is managed by Luciano Spalletti and therefore has a keen eye on Serie A bargains.

Inter had been considered close to Lavezzi, but do not wish to raise their offer above €14m plus Goran Pandev.

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