Spartak Moscow boss Karpin: I tried to buy Chelsea winger Zhirkov

Spartak Moscow coach Valery Karpin has revealed he tried to buy Chelsea wing-back Yury Zhrikov in the summer. Zhirkov, who scored the first goal, was impressive in last night's win.

Spartak Moscow coach Valery Karpin has revealed he tried to buy Chelsea wing-back Yury Zhrikov in the summer.

Zhirkov, who scored the first goal, was impressive in last night's win.

“We tried to get him, last summer, and the answer was no,” confirmed Karpin.

 
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