MOSCOW, August 21 (RIA Novosti) - Spartak Moscow have said they know nothing about English media reports that winger Vladimir Bystrov is to join Everton.
The Daily Telegraph and the Liverpool Echo both claimed on Thursday that 25-year-old Russian international Bystrov was set to sign for English Premier League side Everton for around $15 million.
However, Spartak manager Valery Karpin told Sport Express that he knew nothing about any deal.
"I only found out about this in the Internet, and I was very surprised," said Karpin, who is also club chairman. "There hasn't even been a hint of talks."