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Rubin Kazan are preparing to get rid of long-term Everton and Liverpool target Yann M'Vila in the summer.
The Russian club are changing their transfer and selection strategy, with an emphasis on young Russian talent ahead of foreign imports, and M'Vila is set to be a casualty of this decision.
The French midfielder and former Liverpool defender Chris Mavinga have already been given the green light to start looking for new clubs.
M'Vila, 23, was photographed sitting among the Liverpool fans during the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park back in November, and Brendan Rodgers is on the lookout for a new central midfielder to bolster his options ahead of a possible return to Champions League football.
But Rodgers' local rival Roberto Martinez is also on the trail of the Frenchman, who was courted by Arsenal and QPR before leaving Rennes for Rubin in January 2013.