Krasic tempted by English move
Want-away CSKA Moscow winger Milos Krasic aims to tie up his future before this summer's World Cup.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 12/05/10 6:27pm
Want-away CSKA Moscow winger Milos Krasic is hoping to tie up his future before this summer's World Cup.
The in-demand 25-year-old has signalled his intent to move on this summer after six years in Russia, in which he has helped CSKA win the 2005 Uefa Cup and reach this season's Champions League quarter-finals.
Krasic was named in Serbia's provisional World Cup squad on Tuesday alongside Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, and Krasic's agent Dejan Joksimovic has said he would be 'stupid' to turn down the chance to follow Vidic to England.
But the £15million-rated winger is also extremely interested in Champions League finalists Bayern Munich, where he would team up with close friend Ivica Olic, who played for CSKA from 2003 to 2007.
As Russia's domestic season runs throughout the summer, Krasic will have to take time out from his club duties to appear in the World Cup.
And rather than putting himself in the shop window in South Africa, Krasic is hoping to be sure of his next destination before he departs.
"It is possible CSKA will want to wait until after because his price might rise but Milos would prefer everything to be done before the World Cup," said Joksimovic.
"Bayern would be his first choice because his best friend is there, but the German league is also the weakest of the countries who could realistically afford him.
"I must stress, Manchester United have not been in touch, but the attraction is there because of Vidic, and in Milos' opinion the Premier League remains the best in the world.
"He would certainly be happy to test himself there. Let's be honest, you would be stupid to say no."
Krasic is thought to have turned down a move to Manchester City in January but with City having signed England World Cup hopeful Adam Johnson instead, Roberto Mancini is unlikely to launch another bid for the Serbia star.