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Saturday April 18 2020
Napoli battle for Azmoun

Napoli face competition from Atletico Madrid and West Ham United for Zenit St Petersburg’s Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun.

The Partenopei have been repeatedly linked with an offer for Azmoun, who is 25 years old and spent practically his entire career in Russia with Rubin Kazan, Rostov and since 2019 Zenit.

According to the Corriere del Mezzogiorno newspaper, Napoli will engage in a bidding war with Atletico Madrid and West Ham.

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Tuesday April 14 2020
Lazio look to Zenit striker Dzuyba

Lazio are interested in veteran Zenit St Petersburg centre-forward Artem Dzyuba, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Russia international is an option to act as understudy to Ciro Immobile upfront.

He turns 32 in August and has 24 goals in 42 senior caps for Russia.

His contract with Zenit runs until June 2020, so Dzyuba will be available in the summer.

He spent his entire career in Russia and has scored 15 goals with 12 assists in 28 competitive games so far this season.

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Saturday February 1 2020
Sampdoria send Rigoni back

Sampdoria have officially scrapped their season-long loan with Emiliano Rigoni, sending the Argentina international back to Zenit.

The winger is set to turn 26 next week and had joined Samp on loan for €0.5m with option to buy for €9.5m, which would become an obligation after certain conditions were met.

However, he barely featured for Samp this season, managing eight Serie A games and one substitute appearance in the Coppa Italia.

This evening, Sampdoria terminated the loan deal and sent Rigoni back to Zenit St Petersburg five months early.

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Sunday October 13 2019
Marchisio: 'Juve my priority'

Claudio Marchisio hasn’t yet decided on his future after retirement, but explains why he never moved to the Premier League. “My priority was Juventus.”

The midfielder retired at the age of 33 after numerous knee injuries during his final years at Juve and Zenit St Petersburg.

“I haven't ruled out anything, but for the moment I have not decided what I will do,” Marchisio told the Daily Mail when asked if he’d like to be a Coach.

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Tuesday September 24 2019
Champions League Finals 2021-23

The 2021 Champions League Final will be at Zenit’s Saint-Petersburg Stadium, the 2022 Final in Munich and 2023 at Wembley in London.

UEFA announced the assignment of the biggest matches in the club calendar during today’s Press conference.

The culmination of the 2020-21 campaign will be in Russia at Zenit’s Saint Petersburg Stadium.

In the 2021-22 season, the Champions League is to be decided at the Football Arena in Munich, more commonly known as Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.

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Sunday September 1 2019
Rigoni set for Sampdoria medical

Zenit St Petersburg winger Emiliano Rigoni is expected in Italy tomorrow to complete his €10m Sampdoria transfer.

According to Sky Sport Italia, it will be a loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season for a total of €10m.

The 26-year-old Argentine will have his medical on Monday and sign the paperwork before the transfer deadline that evening.

Rigoni already spent six disappointing months in Serie A with Atalanta from August 2018, but cut the season-long loan short.

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Wednesday August 28 2019
Rigoni and Simeone for Samp

Sampdoria are reportedly close to both Zenit’s Emiliano Rigoni and Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone, on loan with option to buy.

According to Sportitalia and Tuttomercatoweb, negotiations are down to the details for Rigoni following today’s meeting with the Russian club.

It would be a loan with option to buy, that becomes an obligation once he has played a certain number of games.

This is a return to Serie A after Rigoni’s disappointing six months with Atalanta last year.

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Monday August 19 2019
Fiorentina join Mammana chase

After he turned down a move to Sassuolo, now Fiorentina have asked for Zenit St Petersburg defender Emanuel Mammana.

The Argentina international rejected a transfer to the Mapei Stadium after taking a couple of days to consider the proposal, claim La Gazzetta dello Sport.

However, it’s now suggested by Tuttomercatoweb that he could reconsider if Fiorentina was the destination.

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Monday August 19 2019
Mammana turns down Sassuolo

Sassuolo have reportedly failed in their bid to coax Argentine’s Emmanuel Mannana to leave Zenit for €1m loan with €10m option to buy.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport writer Nicolò Schira, the two clubs had reached a basic deal for the 23-year-old centre-back.

It would’ve been a €1m loan with option to buy at the end of the season for a further €10m.

However, Argentina international Mammana took a couple of days to consider and decided to reject the transfer.

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Friday August 16 2019
Marchisio in Brescia talks

There are multiple reports and social media hints that Juventus icon Claudio Marchisio is returning to Serie A for Brescia.

The Bianconeri fan favourite spent practically his entire career in hometown Turin was released in September 2018 and moved to Zenit St Petersburg.

He made only 15 competitive appearances for the Russian club, scoring two goals, and is now a free agent.

Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and more all report Brescia have offered Marchisio a two-year contract worth €1m per year plus numerous bonuses.

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