Barcelona chief Begiristain following CSKA Moscow's Zhirkov

Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain is following CSKA Moscow wing-back Yuri Zhirkov.

Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain is following CSKA Moscow wing-back Yuri Zhirkov.

The Russia international is seen by Begiristain as a potential replacement for Sylvinho, who is coming off contract in June.

Barca plan an end-of-season bid for Zhirkov.

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