Inter Milan are preparing a bid for Euro 2008 star Yuri Zhirkov, according to the Corriere dello Sport. Zhirkov has been one of the uncovered gems of this summerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s European Championships, helping an outstanding Russia side make it all the way to the semi finals.
The 25-year-old plays for CSKA Moscow, and he has really caught the eye at left full back with his pace and skill going forward. The playerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s versatility is said to impress Jose Mourinho, as he can play at full back, left midfield, or even as a winger.
The Corriere says that Inter, who are currently in negotiations to sign RomaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Amantino Mancini and PortoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ricardo Quaresma, are now considering making a move for Zhirkov. However, the Russian would not come cheap following his exploits in Austria and Switzerland. CSKA is likely to desire a transfer fee of at least Ã¢â€šÂ¬15m, which could ward off Inter.
[Source: Corriere dello Sport]
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