Zenit St Petersburg target Chelsea defender Alex

28 May 2011 12:46
ShareChelsea 's Brazil defender Alex is wanted by Russian team Zenit St Petersburg.

Zenit's Italian manager Luciano Spalletti contacted the Stamford Bridge clubpersonally to ask about the prospects of signing the 28-year-old.

Hard hitter: Alex (right) is attracting the attention of Russian outfit Zenit

Alex, capped 17 times for Brazil, dropped behind new signing David Luiz in thepecking order for central defensive places after suffering a thigh injury.

Former Roma boss Spalletti, who won the Russian league and cup double with Zenit last year, wants Alex's height and strength in the air to help defend both trophies.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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