Indeed, Gazzetta dello Sport says Mancini has been approached by Rossoneri directors Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli about succeeding Rino Gattuso as coach.
The trio had been at Inter Milan when Mancini was on that bench.
The 53-year-old only took the Zenit job in July and is under contract until June 2020 with a deal worth €8m per year.
So far, he has been in charge for 31 Zenit games, earning 17 wins, eight draws and six defeats.
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