Manchester City are chasing Russia international Roman Pavlyuchenko.
The Sun says Spartak Moscow star Pav has been his side's top marksman for the past four years and came off the bench against England to score twice and give Russia a 2-1 win which should see them qualify at the England's expense.
Spartak chief Leonid Fedun revealed City are set to have Pavlyuchenko, 25, watched in their final game of the season this week as they face Zenit St Petersburg.
Fedun said: "I know City plan to send a scout."
The Russians are reluctant to let Pavlyuchenko go and could demand £10million.
And Fedun added: "If he carries on playing the way he is at the moment, he won't be going anywhere."