Transfer news: Premier League clubs chasing Spartak Moscow's Yura Movsisyan
Sky Sports understands a number of Premier League clubs are tracking Spartak Moscow forward Yura Movsisyan.
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 05/06/14 10:46am
The 26-year-old is one of the hottest properties in Europe after scoring 20 goals in just 35 matches for Spartak over the last 18 months.
The Armenia international has also impressed on the international stage and his form has alerted clubs from England, Germany and Italy with the player meeting the criteria for a work permit as he is a regular for his country.
A number of Premier League scouts are expected to cast an eye over Movsisyan on Friday when Armenia take on Germany in Mainz in the hosts' final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup.
Spartak do not want to lose Movsisyan with the forward establishing himself as one of the key members of their squad since his arrival from FC Krasnodar in December 2012, but they could find their resolve to keep him tested by the player's suitors this summer.
Movsisyan is aware of the growing interest in his services and admits he would like to test himself at the highest level.
I've heard there may be some interested teams in England and Germany," Movsisyan told Sky Sports. "Let's see if that is serious or not.
"I've proven I can score goals wherever I have played and I have been lucky to do so again this year with Spartak.
"It wasn't the season that we wanted but we have a quality group. I'm up for a challenge and always want to test myself against the best.
"If an offer is made for me, I can't control the outcome. Spartak know my ambition and all parties need to be satisfied.
"Either way, I want success on the field."