Dynamo Kiev have expressed interest in Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko.

The 30-year-old striker, who started his career with the Ukrainian champions, has not played for the Blues this season because of a back injury.

Dynamo president Igor Surkis told his club's website: "I have asked Shevchenko to ask his board to let him come here on loan.

"I am ready to take Andriy. He does not have a small salary but I am ready to pay that."

Surkis says he does not want to strike a permanent deal for Shevchenko, adding: "I'm ready to pay his salary instead of the Chelsea board but I'm not ready to reimburse Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich for him."