The Russian outfit contacted the agents of the Serbia international, with the full-back, who earns a £90,000-a-week salary, open to a move away from Etihad Stadium in the future
Zenit Saint Petersburg are the latest club to check on the availability of Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov.
The wealthy Russian outfit contacted the agents of the Serbia international earlier this week, having recently seen the defender linked to both Inter and Juventus.
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Zenit are willing to match Kolarov's current £90,00-a-week wages and pay a fee in the region of £7 million to land the former Lazio left-back.
The player wants to see if City will offer him a new deal before the season is out and recently revealed that he would be interested in a move back to Italy.
Serie A champions Juventus have distanced themselves from a deal for Kolarov, however, with general director Giuseppe Marotta confirming that the club have no intention to initiate negotiations for the 28-year-old.
Kolarov has had to play second-fiddle to Gael Clichy during the majority of his City career, with the Serb starting just 11 Premier League games during Roberto Mancini's ill-fated final season in charge last term.
He has enjoyed something of a renaissance under Pellegrini, however, making 19 appearances in all competitions for the Chilean coach this season, including the full 90 minutes of Saturday's 4-2 win over Fulham.