Arshavin movement 'next week'

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Andrei Arshavin's agent has hinted that the Zenit star could seal a transfer next week.

Zenit attacker's agent hints at transfer

Andrei Arshavin's agent has hinted that the Russian star could seal a transfer away from Zenit St Petersburg next week. The 27-year-old playmaker has been strongly linked with a switch to Arsenal, although a fee has yet to be agreed between the two clubs. Inter Milan have also been mooted as potential suitors, while it has been suggested Manchester City could emerge as an interested party after they were rebuffed in their bid to land AC Milan forward Kaka. Zenit, who have already rejected a £10million bid from the Gunners, are rumoured to be holding out for a fee nearer £20million, with the Uefa Cup holders resigned to losing the player's services.


Dennis Lachter said in the London Evening Standard: "It looks like nothing will happen this week now, but there may be some movement early next week." Meanwhile, Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp, who is currently working on his coaching badges at former club Ajax, has revealed he would one day love a return to Arsenal. "I wouldn't rule it out [working at Arsenal in some capacity]. I really love this club and the country and I love working here," Bergkamp told the club's official website. "I would advise everyone to work in England, as a player or a coach, it just breathes football. It is fantastic for the game."

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