CSKA Moscow have moved to ward off Manchester United’s interest in goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.
Local newspapers have reported that Akinfeev will be offered a new contract by CSKA Moscow in a bid to ensure they don’t lose him for nothing.
The Russia international is seen by Manchester United as a successor to Edwin van der Sar and his current deal with CSKA runs out in December next year.
Van der Sar’s decision to pen another one-year deal at Old Trafford means the Barclays Premier League champions can now bide their time when replacing the 39-year-old.
However CSKA are determined not to let him leave cheaply and are expected to offer an extension through to 2014.