Everton have confirmed that winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is set join Spartak Moscow subject to a medical.

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The 26-year-old, who joined David Moyes' side from Spartak's cross-town rivals Lokomotiv Moscow in 2009, has already agreed personal terms and is currently in the Russian capital to complete the transfer.

"Everton have agreed a fee with Spartak Moscow for the transfer of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov," read a statement from the club.

"The Blues have been in negotiations with Spartak for several days and an undisclosed figure has now been agreed, paving the way for Bilyaletdinov to return to his homeland. The player has already agreed personal terms and has been in the Russian capital to undergo a medical."

The deal brings to a close Bilyanetdinov's two and a half years on Merseyside. The Russian international made 77 appearances for Everton, scoring nine goals including the club's goal of the season in 2009-10, a 25-yard strike that left Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar rooted to the spot.

Bilyaletdinov has struggled in his two subsequent seasons in England, scoring just twice in the league last season and has slipped down the pecking order at Goodison Park behind Victor Anichebe, Louis Saha and Landon Donovan, who recently returned on loan from LA Galaxy.

The deal, believed to be worth around £5 million, should provide Moyes with the funds he needs to bolster his squad before the transfer window shuts, with central defenders high on his priority list, while Fiorentina winger Alessio Cerci has also been strongly linked with the club.