Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is bidding to capture Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado for his new club Zenit St. Petersburg, according to Sky Italia.
Villas-Boas, sacked by Tottenham in December, was appointed coach at Zenit last month and has since steered the club to the top of the Russian Premier League.
However, regardless of whether Zenit are crowned champions, Villas-Boas is planning to dip into the club's roubles to make a number of big-money signings this summer.
Zenit may have to battle English heavyweights Arsenal and Manchester United for the Colombian however, with the Premier League pair keeping their eyes on Cuadrado, while Bayern Munich and Juventus have also been linked with the 25-year-old.
Villas-Boas' side are no strangers to splashing the cash in pursuit of targets, having consistently made big-money signings in recent years.
In 2008, Zenit paid €30m to sign Portuguese midfielder Danny, while they paid €10m more to capture Axel Witsel in 2012, the same year as signing Hulk for around €60m.
Last summer Jose Salomon Rondon arrived from Rubin Kazan for €10m.
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