The sporting director of Dynamo Moscow, Dmitri Galiamin, has made it clear that his club is not interested in buying the Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin.
Arshavin’s contract with Arsenal is going to finish in June this year. But, the manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, wants to sell him during the mid season transfer window.
Arshavin has been playing for the Gunners since the last three years. He had joined Arsenal in February 2009. He has played 105 matches for Arsenal so far and has scored 23 goals.
Quite a few clubs have shown interest in the Russian midfielder and Dynamo Moscow was supposed to be one of those clubs. But, now, it has been confirmed by Galiamin that the Russian Premier League side is not planning to bid for Arshavin.
The other clubs which are interested in Arshavin are Fulham, Lazio SSC and PSV Eindhoven. According to the reports, Lazio is ready to pay a transfer fee of 4 million Euros for buying Arshavin.
There also have been reports that Dick Advocaat, the manager of PSV Eindhoven, is also eager to get the services of Arshavin whom he had coached during his tenure as the manager of the Russian national team.
When asked if Dynamo Moscow wants to buy Arshavin, Galiamin said, “No, we don’t have any such plan. We have planned to buy a few players during the transfer window, but, Arshavin is not one of them.”
Galiamin also confirmed that Aleksandr Kokorin is not going to be sold to Zenit St. Petersburg. The sporting director said, “Kokorin has been in tremendous form in this season, so, it’s obvious that a few top clubs are interested in him. But, we are not going to sell him or place him on loan.”