The Belgium international looks set to leave the Russian outfit this summer following four seasons at the Krestovsky Stadium, making 156 appearances across all competitions.
Everton have been strongly linked with the tough-tackling midfielder, who measures in at 6 foot 1, with some sources claiming they’ve already tabled a £25million bid.
Rivalled interest from Juventus has put a serious spanner in the works; Massimo Allegri’s side are reigning Serie A champions and can pretty much guarantee Champions League football for the next few seasons.
Nonetheless, Sky Bet still view Everton as the favourites to snap up the 27-year-old and beat the other contenders – Juventus (11/8), AC Milan (10/1), Inter Milan (18/1), Napoli (25/1), Valencia (25/1), Chelsea (28/1), Leicester (33/1) – to his signature.
That is despite the Toffees recently sealing a likeminded addition in Idrissa Gueye, who completed a £7.1million move from Aston Villa last week.