Russian clubs are queuing for Chelsea winger Yuri Zhirkov.

The London Evening Standard says Zhirkov is moving closer to ending his nightmare at Chelsea with several Russian clubs battling to sign him.

Chelsea will sell Zhirkov, who they signed for £18million from CSKA Moscow, and Dynamo Moscow chief Roman Dyakov said his side are in the hunt but fears they will miss out to Anzhi Makhachkala or Rubin Kazan.

He said: "Almost all clubs from the Russian Premier League are interested."

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