Ezequiel Garay agrees Zenit move
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Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay is set to join Russian Premier League club Zenit St Petersburg from Benfica, the Portuguese champions confirmed on Wednesday.

Garay, playing for Argentina in the FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, has agreed a €6m deal, the club said without giving details of the duration of the contract.

The 27-year-old joined Benfica mid-2011 from Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and his contract had been due to expire in June 2015.

Garay participated in Benfica's two UEFA Europa League runners-up finishes in 2013 and 2014.