Man City midfielder Garcia set for Zenit

Javi Garcia was never very good. Photo: PA

Zenit St Petersburg appear to be closing in on the signing of midfielder Javi Garcia from Manchester City.

The Spaniard is reportedly undergoing a medical with the Russian club and has already been pictured wearing a Zenit shirt.

The proposed move, thought to be worth around £12million, would end a two-year spell at the Etihad Stadium for Garcia, who joined from Benfica for £15.8million.

Garcia, 27, was signed under former manager Roberto Mancini but never became a regular starter for the Italian or his successor Manuel Pellegrini.

His departure would follow the £10million exit of fellow midfielder Jack Rodwell to Sunderland earlier this month.

City effectively already have a replacement for Garcia in the squad having signed Fernando from Porto in June.

Eliaquim Mangala, Willy Caballero, Frank Lampard, Bruno Zuculini and Bacary Sagna are the other new faces in the champions' squad ahead of the new season.