Chelsea are on the brink of selling wing-back Yury Zhirkov.

Russian media sources say Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas could be set to sell his first big-name player since arriving at Stamford Bridge, with Zhirkov on the brink of completing a move to free-spending Russian league side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Zhirkov moved to Chelsea for a reported £18million from CSKA Moscow in 2008 but has not been able to secure a regular starting place.

A surprise fee of over £13 million has been mooted.

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