Federico Fazio could be on his way out of Sevilla this week with Zenit St Petersburg reportedly set to agree a deal.
The Argentine centre-back is one of several first-team names at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan linked with a transfer out of the club this month to help ease financial concerns.
AS understand today that whilst the player was previously believed to have been the subject of talks with Hoffenheim in Germany, Russian outfit Zenit have stolen a march.
The player is thought to have signalled his preference for a switch to the cash-rich side over a move to the Bundesliga.
Luciano Spalletti’s team are understood to have agreed a €6m fee for the 25-year-old and could close the deal within the next 24 hours.