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Russian agent: Arsenal's Arshavin will probably sign for Fulham

Dimitri Seluk says the Arsenal forward has 'gone mad' over his wage demands

Shaun Botterill

Russian agent Dimitri Seluk believes that Andrei Arshavin's next port of call will more than likely be Fulham, with Russian clubs being priced out of a deal.

Seluk, who does not represent Arshavin himself, said the forward wants to stay in London and has demanded wages that Spanish and Russian sides have baulked at, leaving England as his last option.

The 31 year-old has been very much in the periphery at Arsenal this season, featuring for only 16 minutes for the North London side and, with his contract running out at the end of the season, he is known to be on the lookout for a new club.

With the Russian transfer window deadline dropping today, Arshavin will either have to lower his demands or, as Seluk suggests, a club like Fulham could well be his next destination.

"Top English clubs won't take him," Seluk told Sports.Ru.

"And considering the fact that he doesn't want to leave London, the next club for Arshavin will be Fulham or something like that."

Regardless of Arshavin's undoubted talent, whether he would suit Martin Jol's side is questionable. On the bad side of 30, he isn't getting any younger and, with the likes of Mark Schwarzer, Giorgios Karagounis and Damien Duff already complementing Fulham's squad, yet more experience isn't hugely important.

The former Zenit player has a wealth of creativity which could well aid the weekly debt installed on Dimitar Berbatov to carry the team but, on the other hand, he's not known for his defensive capabilities. With Bryan Ruiz holding similar characteristics, there is, really, no room for him at Fulham.

Especially not on his wages, at least.