Spurs, Stoke and Chelsea target keen on Zenit exit

    Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed that he wants to leave the Russian club this summer.

    The Belgium international has long been linked with the likes of Tottenham, Stoke and Chelsea.

    The 27-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the next season, but it is believed Zenit are eady to cash in on the midfielder this summer.

    “I still have a contract for one more year come June and the club know how I feel. I would like to play in a bigger league,” he told La Derniere Heure.

    “I cannot say that I will 100 per cent leave, but we have not held talks over a new deal and my intention is to leave this summer. I want to focus on finishing the season on a high, then there’s the Euros and then we will see what happens.

    “I spoke to a number of clubs last summer, but it was not about money for Zenit. They wanted to keep me because of the Champions League and there was no time to sign a replacement.

    “When a player has just one year left on his contract, a club cannot demand too much money. I don’t think Zenit will be asking €40million for me.”