Arshavin agent reveals Everton, Newcastle interest
And when asked about a move, the Russian captain said: "Of course I want to play in England."
He admitted: "Newcastle, Everton and Marseille were interested in Arshavin. Also a few other European football agents asked us about terms of his transfer. But we didn't receive any official offer.
"I know that Newcastle and Everton scouts visited our games to watch Andrei."
"Arshavin is well known in Europe by many great European clubs," his agent Pavel Andreev told the player's official website.
"We have actually transferred power of attorney so that we can let an English agency do the serious negotiations.
"They will communicate the interest with any clubs for Andrei and once we have information we will report it."
Andreev admitted there was interest from British clubs but he would not confirm their identities.