Saturday, 30th July, 2011

Russian Premier League outfit Zenit St. Petersburg are expected to make an offer for Fiorentina winger Juan Manuel Vargas within the next few days.

Vargas, who took part in the recent 2011 Copa America with Peru, is highly rated by Zenit, but the Russians’ move for the 27-year-old may yet flush out interest from Juventus.

The Bianconeri are known to admire Vargas and a firm bid from Zenit may force Juventus’ hand.

Zenit are thought ready to offer €15M for the Peruvian when the transfer window opens in Russia on Monday.

Vargas joined La Viola in 2008 from Catania and has continued to improve, attracting interest from across Europe.

Before agreeing to move to Fiorentina, Vargas had been linked with Real Madrid, but €12M ensured he headed to Florence.

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