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Yury Zhirkov is about to leave the building …

Russian winger Yury Zhirkov is set to return to Russia having signed for Anzhi Makhachkala for an undisclosed fee.

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Russian winger Yury Zhirkov is set to return to Russia having signed for Anzhi Makhachkala for an undisclosed fee.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Zhirkov struggled to hold down a starting place in the Chelsea side and became frustrated with life in England. The fee is thought to be around £13m but nothing has been confirmed.                                                                                                                              
Since making his £18m move from CSKA, the Russian has only made 49 appearances for the club – he made an appearance before Anzhi’s home match against Tom Tomsk on Saturday.                                                                                                                                                   
Where he told fans: “I hope to make my Anzhi debut in our next game against Spartak Moscow.”                                                                                                                                                    
Even though Zhirkov is in Russia, Andre Villas-Boas confirmed talks are ongoing but nothing had been finalized:
“Yury is in between reaching a full agreement, between club and player, with Anzhi and in the end it was mostly his decision.”
“It is a great financial offer for him, it is a return home and I think he has decided to part company.”
By Scott Balaam
Twitter @theshed11

 

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