Spalletti closing in on Zenit job

Zenit youth team coach Antoli Davydov is currently caretaker coach for the first team, after Dick Advocaat was fired in August.

Il Corriere dello Sport says Spalletti took a private jet to St. Petersburg on Thursday morning for talks.

Reports suggest the Russian side are ready to offer Spalletti a contract worth more than £2.5million per season.