Sunday June 19 2011
Spalletti's Zenit seek Pepe

Luciano Spalletti's Zenit St Petersburg are interested in taking Simone Pepe off Juventus.

The versatile player, who can work as a winger, wide attacker or even full-back, spent this season in Turin on loan from Udinese.

He is set to be signed on a permanent basis, even though reports suggest new Coach Antonio Conte is not particularly desperate to keep him.

According to Tuttosport, Russian outfit Zenit have made an offer of €13m to take the Italy international.

Coach Spalletti is an admirer of Pepe and would like to bring him to the Russian League.

Tuttosport claims Juve have turned down the proposal, so it remains to be seen if this will prompt a raise in his price-tag.

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