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According to Sport-Express in Russia, Rubin Kazan are preparing for the departure of Leeds United target Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Soccer.ru claimed earlier this month that Leeds have already held talks to sign Kvaratskhelia this summer, with Victor Orta speaking to his representatives.

A host of other clubs want the winger though, with AC Milan, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Ajax all thought to be in the race.

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It’s now stated that Rubin are ‘committed’ to a summer sale for Kvaratskhelia, and are already preparing for his departure.

A move elsewhere is considered ‘almost a done deal’, but the club and the fee involved are not yet known.

Rubin do though want the fee to be a club-record, meaning it would be more than the £15.5million they received for Salomon Rondon in 2014.

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€20million (£17million) is thought to be the bare minimum for Rubin to sell, which is similar to the fee Leeds paid for Raphinha.

Kvaratskhelia has emerged as one of the top talents in Russian football, hitting four goals and eight assists in 23 games this season.

The Georgian is predominantly a left-sided winger who cuts inside onto his right foot, and he could provide Leeds with a dangerous wing tandem across from Raphinha – if Leeds can win the race.

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