Zenit did not seem to want to lose competitiveness with Anzhi Makhachkala who had previously expressed interest in bringing Sneijder to ditandemkan with Samuel Eto'o.
Through the coach Luciano Spalletti, Zenit said they would try to get the signature of Sneijder, before the transfer window officially closed in Russia on 24 February.
Actually, Sneijder is not the only target for Zenit. The club, which had become the champion of the UEFA Cup (Europa League have now) is also directed to the bomber shot Nerazzurri loans, Mauro Zarate.
"For Zarate, I can confirm that we are interested. But, Mauro did not want to come to Russia, "said Spalletti was quoted Tribalfootball, Friday (02/10/2012).
"Sneijder .. who does not want to have a tough player? Dutch players demand a lot of the world's top clubs, but he's still under contract with Inter which seems not yet ready to take it off, "added Spalletti analyze his team a chance to get Sneijder.
"When talking about the caliber of players Sneijder, it will not be easy. In essence, we are still working on the trading floor and a couple of weeks is not too long, but not too short, "added the former AS Roma pembesut this.
Sneijder is a great opportunity to leave Inter Milan at the end of this season. Because the former Real Madrid courtier began to grip with coach Claudio Ranieri policies that do not also provide regular performance opportunities for hard to find the right formation for him.