Zenit St Petersburg are interested in AC Milan wing-back Ignazio Abate.

The Russians have already made one offer for the defender.

"We thank Zenit and Spalletti for their interest, but the lad will remain in Italy with Milan," agent Claudio Pasqualin told Personal Press.

"If Zenit raise their offer, then maybe something will change, considering Milan are looking for cash to take Mario Balotelli."