Former Everton man to come in from the cold

Former Everton winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is set to join Russian club Rubin Kazan on loan with a view to a permanent move, according to talkSPORT.

The Russian club have been attempting to build a team capable of fighting for the title after a cash injection, and the former Goodison Park winger has emerged as their latest target.

The Russian international has struggled for form since returning to his homeland with Spartak Moscow after leaving Everton last year.

The 28-year-old has been frozen out at his current club, and has only managed one start and two substitute appearances in the Russian capital this season.

Now it seems Rubin Kazan are set to rescue him fr0m exile with the offer of a loan move until the end of the season, with the option to buy the player for £2.5million at the end of the season.

Bilyaletdinov spent three years at Goodison Park, making 59 Premier League appearances and scoring eight goals.

The winger has won 46 caps for Russia since making his debut in 2005, and has scored six international goals.