Zenit St Petersburg have rejected a £10m bid for Andrei Arshavin, it has been revealed by club spokesman Alexei Petrov.
Alexei Petrov has confirmed Arsenal are the only club to have made an official approach for Arshavin, but that their initial offer was turned down.
“I can confirm that Zenit did get an official offer from Arsenal about Andrei Arshavin,” Petrov told the Mail on Sunday. It was rejected as insufficient.
“They offered about £10m. No new offers have arrived from them since. At the moment, Arsenal are the only club to have approached us about the player.”
With reports of Manchester City ready to move for the playmaker the Gunners are expected to up their offer. Arshavin is ready to leave the club and has been assured that he will be allowed to.
Wenger previously stated before the game at Bolton that ‘no news is good news’ implying the Gunners are working on their targets quietly as they always do. Arsene Wenger has admitted more creativity is needed the Russian is seen to fit the bill although both seem considerably away from agreeing a deal. If time and potential suitors run out, not to forget the players preference (especially if it’s Arsenal) a deal may have to be agreed.