Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin could be on his way to Russian big-spenders Anzhi Makhachkala.
The Daily Express is reporting that Arsene Wenger is debating whether to cut his losses on the 30-year-old and sanction his departure from Emirates Stadium.
The Russia international has become something of a pariah for Gunners fans this season, which is the culmination of a long period out of sorts.
The transfer window has closed but the Russian version is still open until the end of February, so Arsenal have time to mull over and discuss any deal.
Many will feel it is the best move for a player who has failed to deliver on the pitch for quite some time and is a regular target for the fans’ ire.
This bad feeling came to a point in the recent loss to Manchester United at Emirates Stadium, when starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was substituted for Arshavin while looking to be the Gunners’ most dangerous player at the time.
Deafening boos rang out from around the ground and it was helped in no way by Arshavin’s defensive haplessness in the build up to the winning goal.
The Russia captain has 18 months left on his contract and Wenger will have to decide whether the time is right to let go a man that is unlikely to sign an extension and has recently lost his place to young Oxlade-Chamberlain.