Zenit Saint Petersburg Wiretap

Malcolm Completes Move To Zenit St. Petersburg

Aug 2, 2019 11:49 AM

Malcolm has officially joined Zenit St. Petersburg on a five-year contract.

Zenit paid Barcelona $44.4 for Malcolm.

The 22-year-old Malcolm scored 4 goals in 24 matches for Barcelona last season.

Ramiro Aldunate/Marca

Tags: Barcelona, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Official Transfer

Malcom Close To Zenit Saint Petersburg Transfer

Jul 29, 2019 4:02 PM

Zenit Saint Petersburg are reportedly close to signing Malcolm.

Malcolm is deemed a surplus following Barcelona's move for Antoine Griezmann.

Barcelona purchased Malcolm last season for $45.7 million. 


Tags: Barcelona, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Transfer Rumor

PSG Sign Leandro Paredes

Jan 25, 2019 8:17 PM

PSG have signed Leandro Paredes from Zenit St. Petersburg for over $45 million.

The 24-year-old Argentine will replace Adrien Rabiot in PSG's lineup.

Fabrizio Romano and Marcus Christenson/The Guardian

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Official Transfer

Zenit Hires Roberto Mancini As Manager

Jun 1, 2017 12:02 PM

Zenit St. Petersburg have named Roberto Mancini as their new manager.

Zenit finished third in the Russian Premier League.

A source familiar with the contract told Reuters that the former Internazionale coach would be making €4.5 million a year.

Mancini parted ways with Inter Milan last summer after two seasons back with the club.


Tags: Zenit Saint Petersburg, Misc Rumor

Branislav Ivanovic Sold By Chelsea To Zenit

Feb 1, 2017 4:13 PM

Branislav Ivanovic has completed a move from Chelsea to Zenit St Petersburg.

Speculation surrounding 32-year-old's future intensified on Tuesday when he did not travel with the rest of the Chelsea squad to Liverpool and was instead spotted at St Petersburg airport, where he was quoted as telling local reporters that he is "100 percent ready to play" for Zenit.

Ivanovic, who joined Chelsea from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2009, told Zenit's official website: "I can say I'm very happy to come here, and to be at a big club like Zenit. I hope together we'll have success."

Liam Twomey/ESPN

Tags: Chelsea, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Liverpool, Monaco, Schalke, Napoli, Zenit Interested In Thiago Maia

Dec 19, 2016 1:32 PM

Liverpool, Monaco, Schalke, Napoli and Zenit St Petersburg are interested in signing Thiago Maia of Santos.

Zenit are the only club to have made an offer so far, according to the sources, but their €18 million bid was rejected.

Maia is a 19-year-old midfielder.


Tags: Liverpool, Monaco, Napoli, Santos, FC Schalke 04, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona/Arsenal, Juve/Bayern Headline UCL Last-16 Draw

Dec 14, 2015 12:45 PM

Arsenal narrowly advanced to the round of 16 of the Champions League but they have been drawn against Barcelona.

Barcelona knocked Arsenal out of the tournament in 2010 and 2011.

Last-16 Draw

Ghent v Wolfsburg

Roma v Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea

Arsenal v Barcelona

Juventus v Bayern Munich

PSV v Atlético Madrid

Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg

Dynamo Kyiv v Manchester City

The Guardian

Tags: Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, VfL Wolfsburg, Zenit Saint Petersburg, UEFA Champions League

16 Clubs In Knockout Stage Of Champions League Set

Dec 9, 2015 5:52 PM

The round of 16 in the 15-16 Champions League has been set, with Arsenal and Chelsea sealing qualification on the final day of the group stage.

Group A
Real Madrid
Paris Saint-Germain

Group B
PSV Eindhoven

Group C
Atletico Madrid

Group D
Manchester City

Group E

Group F
Bayern Munich

Group G
Dynamo Kiev

Group H

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, Roma, VfL Wolfsburg, Zenit Saint Petersburg, UEFA Champions League

Chelsea Pivoting To Ezequiel Garay With Everton Holding Out On Stones

Aug 28, 2015 11:31 PM

Chelsea are set to pursue Ezequiel Garay of Zenit St. Petersburg with Everton successful in resisting their bids for John Stones.

Garay, a 28-year-old Argentina central defender, would give Chelsea's backline reinforcements.

Garay came to Zenit from Benfica in 2014.

Andy Hunter, Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Everton, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

UEFA Announces Eight Top Seeds For 15-16 Champions League

May 18, 2015 1:42 PM

UEFA has announced its top seeds for the Champions League draw next season.

Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit Saint Petersburg and PSV Eindhoven will be top seeds.

Previously clubs were placed into pots by their club coefficient which was calculated on their past performance in European club competitions. The domestic champions of its top seven ranked nations are in pot 1.

PSV, who were crowned the Dutch champions, get in as a top seed by virtue of Barcelona and Juventus being in the UCL final and both sides have already won their domestic titles so the spot instead goes to the Dutch champions, UEFA’s eighth-ranked nation.


Joe Prince-Wright/ProSoccerTalk

Tags: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, PSV Eindhoven, Zenit Saint Petersburg

Hulk Signs Two-Year Extension With Zenit
Hulk has scored 44 goals in 92 appearances for the three-time Russian champions.


Champions League Pots Set For Group Stage Draw
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, Chelsea, Benfica, Atlético, Arsenal and Porto are in Pot 1.

RealGM Staff Report

City Set To Sell Javi García To Zenit For £13M
Javi García was unlikely to play regularly for Manuel Pellegrini.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Projecting Pots For Champions League Draw
Liverpool and City will definitely be drawn against one of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Atletico Madrid or FC Porto, so will likely hope their opponents are Portuguese.

Dale Johnson/ESPN

Liverpool, Zenit Interested In Transfer For Rodrigo
Liverpool is planning a £25 million run at Benfica striker Rodrigo.

James Nursey/Mirror

Hulk Wants Transfer From Zenit, English Club Most Likely
Chelsea wants to add two forwards this offseason, with Hulk and Diego Costa being at the top of Jose Mourinho's list.

Jamie Sanderson/Metro

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