Chelsea

£12M Bid In.

According to itasportpress.it, Chelsea’s Yuri Zhirkov is set for the exit door at Stamford Bridge, the left-sided player is being chased by four of Russian football’s top sides.

The three Moscow based outfits, Dinamo, CSKA, and Spartak as well as heavily backed Rubin Kazan are all keen to lure Zhirkov back to his homeland after a disappointing time in England.

Bought for £18m in the summer of 2009, becoming the most expensive Russian footballer of all time in the process. The former CSKA Moscow star initially struggled with a knee-injury, before finding himself behind the likes of Ashley Cole and Florent Malouda in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.

The 27 year-old has previously expressed his willingness to leave Chelsea in order to secure first team football. With his contract due to expire next summer, it is believed a bid of around £12m will be enough to land the Russian international.

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