Arshavin agent reveals Everton, Newcastle interest

Zenit St Petersburg winger Andrei Arshavin wants a move to the Premiership.

The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League, with the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton and Newcastle all thought to be interested in him.

And when asked about a move, the Russian captain said: "Of course I want to play in England."

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Arshavin's club Zenit St Petersburg, who won the Russian championship last season, are keen for him to stay but their director of sport Konstantin Sarsania has confirmed there is interest in him.

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."

Zenit have already sold Martin Skrtel to Liverpool this month and Arshavin is hoping he will follow his former team-mate to England.

"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.

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