x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Shevchenko rejoins Dynamo Kiev

Andriy Shevchenko has rejoined his old club Dynamo Kiev on a free transfer from Chelsea.

Andriy Shevchenko has rejoined his old club Dynamo Kiev on a free transfer from Chelsea. The Ukrainian striker decided to quit Stamford Bridge after coach Carlo Ancelotti said he could not guarantee the 33-year-old first-team football this season. Shevchenko spent last season on loan with AC Milan, working with Ancelotti, and the Italian coach wanted him to play a part in Chelsea's season. Shevchenko, who joined Chelsea three years ago for a fee thought to have been around £32 million (Dh191.1m), had 11 months remaining on his current contract but after detailed discussions, the club have agreed to release him. Shevchenko's official return to Kiev is expected to take place tomorrow. * PA Sport The Ukrainian striker decided to quit Stamford Bridge after coach Carlo Ancelotti said he could not guarantee the 33-year-old first-team football this season. Shevchenko spent last season on loan with AC Milan, working with Ancelotti, and the Italian coach wanted him to play a part in Chelsea's season. Shevchenko, who joined Chelsea three years ago for a fee thought to have been around £32 million (Dh191.1m), had 11 months remaining on his current contract but after detailed discussions, the club have agreed to release him. Shevchenko's official return to Kiev is expected to take place tomorrow. * PA Sport