The Argentine joined Rubin Kazan back in 2008 and his contract is due to expire next year, prompting interest from the Merseyside giants. The 24 year old has been one of the top performers in Russia at the moment, prompting interest from many other clubs as well.
There has been some informal market interest from Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. I think he pays for the fact he plays in Russia, otherwise he would be in the national team. His contract with Rubin Kazan expires in December 2012 and he has no buy-out clause. Cristian wants to go away. He would love to play in England, Italy or Spain.
Ansaldi came close to signing for either Manchester City or Chelsea a year earlier, although a rejected work permit prevented him from playing in England, however he is confident that he can secure a move to a ‘bigger’ club in the coming year