Saturday, 16 January 2010


Following the acquisition of Ukraine forward Andrei Voronin from Liverpool, Dynamo Moscow are reportedly lining up a bid for Croatia's Jerko Leko. The 29 year old midfielder is in urgent need of games having lost his way at AS Monaco in the French League making just two substitute appearence so far this season. Dynamo should not have any trouble agreeing a fee with Monaco who want to offload the player, but would need to match Leko's personal terms.

Leko has played before in the former Soviet Union, whilst in Ukrainian with Dinamo Kiev and may be prepared to make a similar venture. Regular action for Leko could see him regain his place in Croatia's squad in time for the 2010 European Championship qualifiers.

Elsewhere Larisa goalkeeper Tomislav Vranjic has agreed a move to Iranian football. The former Dinamo Zagreb and Inter Zapresic keeper signs on with Damish Gilan. Krunoslav Lovrek, meantime has decided against a switch to NK Zagreb and has signed with K League Champions Cheonbruk Hyundai Motors. The 29 year old's switch means Zagreb could retain Ivan Kristanovic and Davor Piskor.

Meanwhile Ankaragucu are in talks to sign former Croatia international defender Stjepan Tomas. The 33 year old defender has enjoyed a successful career with Dinamo Zagreb, Vicenza, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray. Despite being written off by Slaven Bilic in the Croatian national team, Tomas then went on to play a crucial role in guiding Rubin Kazan to the Russian title in 2008/09 season. Tomas has played less this season, but may still have much to offer.