Fenerbahce's English star Colin Kazim-Richards has shelled out a cool £2,000 so his family can see him play against Chelsea next week.

The former Bury, Brighton and Sheffield United star said: "I've got a load of tickets for the game - I paid something like £2,000.

"I'm an East London boy and all my family are still there. I'm from Leyton, lived in Leytonstone for 12 years and moved to Walthamstow.

"It's just me and my girlfriend in Turkey but I'm so happy. It's like a fairytale. It was a tough decision to come to Turkey but this is a big club playing in the Champions League with massive players and Zico as the manager.

"My life is different here. I'm a household name in Turkey but may be in England soon.

"The Premier League is where everyone wants to play. If you ask any player on our bus, everyone wants to play in England.

"It's the top league in the world."