Wednesday, 29th January, 2014

Zenit St Petersburg boss Luciano Spalletti will attempt a reunion with his former Roma striker Mirko Vucinic, after the latter's Inter Milan move fell through.

Juventus forward Vucinic was all set to become an Inter player this month – with Fredy Guarin moving the other way – but both clubs abandoned the prospect in the end.

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The 30-year-old has fallen down the pecking order with Juventus, and Spalletti, who oversaw more than a hundred Vucinic games at Roma is not averse to the idea.

According to Izvestia, Zenit will launch a bold offer for Vucinic, after Spalletti promised to think over his potential transfer targets for the winter.


He was quoted as saying: "We are yet to conduct a full analysis of the situation with the strikers in the team and the situation in the transfer market. Once there is an assessment, we will reveal all."

The move to Russia could become more likely given that former Inter president Massimo Moratti yesterday ruled out a second approach for the striker.

Vucinic has struggled through injury as well this season, with Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente the leading strikers at the Old Lady.

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