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Zenit boss Advocaat admits offer for Man City target Arshavin

Zenit St Petersburg coach Dick Advocaat accepts he's set to lose winger Andriy Arshavin.

Manchester City have made a bid for the Russia international and Advocaat said after lifting the UEFA Cup last night: "That will happen, I have no doubts about that and we will have to start again. That is the problem if you become successful - such as happened with Skrtel sold to Liverpool. We have to keep those players to become a better team.

"It's not only Arshavin - other players also who are very important for this team - and we need to try to buy three or four others to make the squad better and rotate a little bit. Only 12 or 13 players played in almost all the games and that's difficult."

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