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Club officials from English Premier League side Arsenal have been invited
Club officials from English Premier League side Arsenal have been invited to St. Petersburg to discuss the possibility of Andrei Arshavin signing for the team, Russia's Sport Express said on Friday.

Zenit St. Petersburg recently turned down a $15 million bid, plus a possible $5 million at a later date, for Arshavin from Arsenal.

The paper said that the Arsenal officials had been invited to visit St. Petersburg on Tuesday to discuss the issue further.

Arshavin, 27, has made no secret of his desire to quit his hometown club, and announced last year that if he was not allowed to leave in the winter transfer window then he would remain a Zenit player "on paper only."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday that he was still "hopeful" that Arshavin would sign for his club, currently in fifth place in the English Premier League.

The British Sunday Mirror paper also reported at the weekend that Manchester City had agreed a deal to sign the forward. There has been no further news on this possible development, however.

Arshavin was linked with a number of clubs, including Barcelona and Tottenham, in the summer after leading Russia to the semifinals of Euro 2008. However, Gazprom-controlled Zenit subsequently turned down a number of offers, reportedly in excess of $30 million, for the player as "too low."

The club is however believed to have since lowered its minimum price for the player to 18 million euros ($23.8 million).


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