Spartak Moscow have won their first Russian Premier League title since 2001 after beating Tom Tomsk 1-0 at the weekend.
Massimo Carrera's side were clear at the top of the table, and were on the brink of being crowned champions after Quincy Promes netted the only goal of the game to condemn Tom Tomsk to relegation.
Spartak did not have to wait long to begin their title celebrations as Zenit St Petersburg, who had been their nearest challengers, lost 1-0 to Terek Grozny on Sunday.
Southampton have agreed a deal for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini but their move for German defender Serdar Tasci is off, sources close to the Saints have told ESPN FC.
Southampton have been locked in talks with Napoli for several weeks over a possible deal for Italy international Gabbiadini and sources say they have finally agreed a fee of £14.5 million for the 25-year-old.
However, Southampton's pursuit of Spartak Moscow defender Tasci has ended after they failed to agree a deal with...
Southampton are in talks to sign Spartak Moscow defender Serdar Tasci on loan, sources close to the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.
Southampton are in the market for defensive reinforcements before the close of the transfer window after selling Jose Fonte to West Ham United and losing Virgil van Dijk to injury, leaving Claude Puel short of options at the back.
Puel's need to strengthen his defence was illustrated by the Saints' 5-0 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday and the...
Reported Liverpool target Quincy Promes has told Sport Express he "never thought about other clubs" after being linked with a move away from Spartak Moscow.
Liverpool were widely rumoured to be interested in signing the Netherlands international this month, with Jurgen Klopp keen to add a winger to his squad.
Reds midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said earlier this month that he wanted the club to sign Promes, a close friend.
However, the winger said he had not considered moving from the Russian Premier...
Brazil striker Luiz Adriano has completed his move from AC Milan to Spartak Moscow.
The Russian club reportedly paid a minimal fee for the 29-year-old, after Milan paid Shakhtar Donetsk a reported €8 million for him in the summer of 2015.
Spartak pictured Luiz Adriano signing a contract on their club website, though terms of the deal were not confirmed.
"I am happy to join Spartak," the 29-year-old said in a statement. "I will try to honour the red and white shirt. I hope to score many goals...