Soccer-Anzhi exodus goes on as Zenit snap up Shatov (Reuters)

Aug 16 (Reuters) – Zenit St Petersburg have signed Russian international midfielder Oleg Shatov from Anzhi Makhachkala, the club that recently put its entire first team squad up for sale. Shatov, 23, who confirmed the move, follows Yuri Zhirkov, Igor Denisov and Aleksandr Kokorin – who all joined Dynamo Moscow – out of the club. No details of the length of contract or transfer fee were revealed. Zenit have already signed defender Igor Smolnikov from Krasnodar as they looked to strengthen their squad ahead of the Champions League play-off tie against Portugal’s FC Pacos de Ferreira on Tuesday. …

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