Agent: 'Russian Ronaldinho' signs Chelsea deal  

Friday, 29 May 2009

Chelsea have completed the signing of CSKA Moscow's left sided attacking midfielder Yuri Zhirkov according to reports in the Russian press.

Zhirkov, nicknamed the 'Russian Ronaldinho,' has already signed the deal with the Stamford Bridge club earlier this week according to the player's agent.

Russian tabloid Tvoi Den spoke to the Zhirkov's agent"

"Yury (Zhirkov) has signed the contract with Chelsea just a day or two ago. He will join his new team this summer.

“Zhirkov recently signed a contract with the British club.

“The transfer is not being announced as it was agreed in the strictest confidence.

“Yuri still has to complete his duties in the Russian championship, so the bosses did not want the fans to know.

“The transfer will be formally announced in mid-summer.”

Chelsea are also reportedly locked in a battle with Real Madrid to sign Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery. The French international is rumoured to be interested in joining Madrid but the Bundesliga club have reiteratedthat their prized asset is not for sale.


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