Midfeilder Deal In The Balance

Last updated : 16 January 2007 By Sam
Manager Chris Coleman has revealed that a deal to bring the Dinamo Moscow midfielder to The Cottage is 'far from getting done'.

"We've talked to Alexei Smertin and his people, but it's far from getting done," he has said.

"He's a good player, but if we don't get him, you have to look at Moritz Volz who's playing with Michael Brown and is doing tremendous for us.

"Whoever comes in will have to take the jersey off one of them and it won't be easy."