Manchester City, Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool eye Russia captain Igor Denisov

Man City, United, Arsenal and Liverpool ready to fight it out for Russia captain Denisov

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06:29 GMT, 26 September 2012

Manchester United, Manchester City,
Liverpool and Arsenal are on alert after Russia captain Igor Denisov was forced to train with Zenit St Petersburg's youth team
following a bust-up.

The 28-year-old midfielder angered his club by criticising the lavish salaries handed to Hulk and Axel Witsel, signed for a combined fee of
72m during the summer.

Fall out: Russia captain Igor Denisov (right)

Fall out: Russia captain Igor Denisov (right)

Zenit reacted by ordering him to play for their youth team, alongside team-mate Alexander Kerzhakov, who backed the outburst

Denisov told Russian newspaper Sport-Express: 'I could understand it if we signed Messi or Iniesta, who are worth any price. Yes, we bought good players who clearly will help Zenit. But they are so much better than others to earn a salary three times better'

Now the Premier League rivals are ready to fight it out for Denisov during the January transfer window, reports talkSPORT.