Posted on Sunday, 29th July 2012 by Tony Merakli
Reports suggest Fulham are weighing up a surprise move for Andrey Arshavin.
The 31-year-old forward hasn’t had the best of times at Arsenal since joining from Zenit St Petersburg back in 2009, and has fallen out-of-favour at The Emirates in the past year or so.
The Russian international was loaned back to Zenit during the second half of last season, where he scored one goal in five appearances.
Zenit appear keen to sign their former playmaker, but the Daily Mail claim that Arshavin would like to stay in London.
Arshavin, who just has one year left on his contract, has not travelled with the squad to Asia for their pre-season games, which suggests that he has become surplus to requirements at the club, and could be sold for as little as £1 million.
Fulham have now entered the race for his signature, but haven’t approached Arsenal about the player yet.
The only stumbling block Fulham could face is Arshavin’s wages (reportedly £80k-a-week).
However, if the club manage to offload some deadwood and loosen the wage bill in the upcoming weeks then a move for the Russian could ensue.
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