With Zenit facing the prospect of losing star forward Andrei Arshavin, they have made a bid - believed to be in the region of 18million euros - for Valbuena, according to a statement on the Frenchman´s personal website www.mathieuvalbuena.net.
The statement read: "Mathieu´s agent confirms he has been approached by Zenit St Petersburg, who wanted to secure the services of the Marseille player."
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