Arshavin price 'now £15m'

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Sky Sports News understands that Arsenal can buy Andrei Arshavin for a £15million one-off payment.

Gunners can buy Arshavin for a one-off payment, while Tymoschuk could be Bayern Munich-bound

Sky Sports News understands that Zenit St Petersburg will accept a £15 million one-off payment from Arsenal for star playmaker Andrei Arshavin. Chief news reporter Bryan Swanson said the Russian club's general manager Maxim Mitrofanov has confirmed they will accept a £15million bid for the player. It is understood that the current bid on the table from Arsenal is £12million plus £3million in add-ons but Zenit's board met on Tuesday night and they want the £15million as a one-off payment. Previously, Zenit had been looking for £20million for Arshavin, but are ready to accept a smaller amount providing the money is paid up front. Meanwhile, another Zenit player Anatoli Tymoschuk could be on his way to Bayern Munich.
Top target
The Ukraine international midfielder has long been a top target for Bayern coach Jurgen Klinsmann after impressing in recent seasons. The player recently met with Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and executive manager Uli Hoeness in the Bavarian capital, although a January deal was not thought to be in the pipeline. But Mitrofanov told Sport Express: "He has an option that any club can buy him for a definite sum of money after 1st March this year. "Bayern can pay us this sum and they will get him. Today I'm in Stuttgart and I will have a meeting with Bayern management where we will talk also about the possibility of the Tymoschuk transfer."

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