Wednesday, 30th January, 2013
Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has shut the door on a proposed departure for Romanian left-back Razvan Rat.
The 31-year-old, who will be a free agent in the summer, has been linked with Marseille, West Ham and Dynamo Moscow.
It is Marseille who have pushed the most in the last few days for Rat, but Lucescu does not want the veteran defender to leave the Donbass Arena this month.
According to Sport-Express, this has placed Dynamo Moscow and West Ham in the driving seat as the most likely possible options for Rat, with Marseille poised to look elsewhere.
Rat is expected to call time on his long spell in the Ukraine when his contract expires.
The 31-year-old joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2003 and has picked up a bagful of trophies with the Miners.
Rat has won six Ukrainian Premier League titles, four Ukrainian Cups, three Ukrainian Super Cups and one UEFA Cup, in 2009.
At international level he has picked up 86 caps for Romania.
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