St. Petersburg – Several media in Russia under the preaching Zenit St Petersburg will perform clearance by removing some of the star players.
Zenit failed to advance to the round of 16 after finishing third in Group C behind AS Monaco and Bayer Leverkuses. However, the care team Andre Villas–Boas was eligible to appear in the Europa League.
As a result of such failure, Zenit reportedly will release four star player, Hulk, Axel Witsel, Ezequiel Garay, and Javi Garcia. Four of the names would be released in the January transfer window.
This news certainly made some big European clubs especially the Premier League happy. Hulk, players imported from Porto, has long been a target for Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. However, the Brazilian chose a career at Zenit St Petersburg.
Meanwhile, Garay continues to be linked with Manchester United. The Argentine became the target of Sir Alex Ferguson when he was a coach of the Red Devils.
Arsenal and Liverpool are called interest with Witsel and Garcia. The Gunners and the Reds did want to bring in a midfielder. Not only the players, Villas-Boas was called will leave and replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. [Yob]