"He will definitely move in January or the player and club will lose money," said agent Dennis Lachter. "Zenit and Andrei understand that it is time for them to part from each other."
The 27-year-old made a recent trip to London but Lachter has denied reports that he visited both Arsenal and Spurs' training grounds.
"That is not true," he said. "I was in London and he was there too, but the only reason he was there was to shoot an advert for a company he has a contract with.
"I was at the Tottenham training ground, but it looks like someone saw me there and made the connection - he's never been there, either to Arsenal or Tottenham."