Soccer-Russian billionaire cuts spending at Anzhi, may sell players (Reuters)

By Anton Kolodyazhnyy MOSCOW, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala could be forced to sell their top players after billionaire owner Suleiman Kerimov showed his frustration with the Russian soccer club’s lack of success by drastically cutting its financial lifeline. Anzhi have spent lavishly since being bought by the Russian businessman in 2011 but his money has not bought success. They finished only third in the Russian championship last season and have just two points from their first four matches this season. …

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