The 24-year-old Iran striker is currently a player for Rubin Kazan and is expected to make a move to its rival in a deal reportedly worth €12 million, according to reports, foxsportsasia.com wrote.
According to Russian football journalist David Sansun, the deal for Azmoun to move from Rubin Kazan to Zenit has been fully agreed and is expected to be announced soon.
Zenit, which will play in the Round of 32 of the Europa League later this month, will be able to register the Iranian attacker for the continental championship. Zenit is to take on Turkish giant Fenerbache in the first leg at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on February 12.
Azmoun scored four goals for Carlos Queiroz’s Iran as it reached the semifinal of the Asian Cup in the UAE only to be beaten by Japan 3-0 in the last four.
The striker joined Rubin Kazan in 2017 and has scored nine times in 40 matches during his second stint with the Russian club.
Zenit, managed by Ukrainian coach Sergei Semak, is leading the table with 34 points after 17 matches played.
Russia’s winter transfer window is operating between January 23 and February 22.