With Chelsea looking to bring in replacements, it looks like Yuri Zhirkov is set to leave Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old has struggled to get a first-team action since his big money moved from CKSA Moscow, whilst he has impressed, when he has played it has not been enough to warrant a regular starting place.
There are already talks with cash-rich Anzhi Makhachkala over a £13m move but Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg are also interested are Dynamo Moscow and Rubin Kazan.
One player Andre Villas-Boas is believed to be interested in, is Porto’s Alvaro Perreira.
By Scott Balaam