Interesting news are out and it has been reported that Russian club Zenit St Petersburg are set to offer Chelsea’s Yuri Zhirkov a path back to Russia by offering £21million.
The Russian international joined the Blues last summer from CSKA Moscow for just under £19million but endured a torrid run with injuries and managed only 10 league appearances.
The 26-year old has not been a favourite of Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti indicating a move may be on the cards but in the players view, he will remain at Stamford Bridge.
“I can say that I am a Chelsea player and it’s a great honour to play for the club,” he said.
“The competition in our club for places is great. But I really want to play and will do everything I can to break into the team.”