MOSCOW, June 21 (RIA Novosti)
Former Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin is on the transfer list at Dynamo Moscow, but the club has received no bids, Dynamo president Yuri Isaev said Thursday.
The Russian Premier League side is in no mood to compromise with Voronin over a potential transfer following statements reportedly made by his agent that amounted to "outright blackmail", Isaev said.
"At the moment the Dynamo football club doesn’t have - much as it didn't have before - a single proposal from any team to transfer the Ukrainian striker," Isaev said on the club website.
Voronin, who was in Ukraine's Euro 2012 squad, is under contract until summer 2014 but his relationship with the club has degenerated sharply in recent months, reportedly following a feud between Voronin and coach Sergei Silkin.
Voronin's agent Andrei Golovash has reportedly said that it would cost Dynamo eight million euros to terminate the striker's contract, a statement branded "outright blackmail with elements of bluffing" by Isaev.
Golovash has denied making the comments, while Voronin reportedly called the figure "nonsense".
Dynamo's position on a transfer for Voronin has now hardened, Isaev said.
"From this time on, the Dynamo board will have a certain strict position on the employment of Andriy Voronin, acting solely in the interests of the club."
Voronin, 32, moved to Dynamo in 2010 after failing to hold down a first-team place during his two-season stay at Liverpool.
He scored 11 goals in 37 Russian league appearances last season as Dynamo finished fourth, but spent most of his time on the bench towards the end of the season and has not scored since October.
As the season reached its climax in May, Voronin asked to play with Dynamo's reserves to boost his match fitness for Euro 2012, where he played in two of Ukraine's three group stage games but was an unused substitute against England.
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