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Russian league runner-up Spartak Moscow is interested in signing Israel goalkeeper Dudu Awat.

According to Russian media reports, Spartak is expected to make an offer within the next few days to Awat, who plays for Deportivo La Coruna after switching from fellow Spanish Primera Liga side Racing Santander over the summer.

Spartak's current first choice 'keeper Wojciech Kowalewski is on his way out of the club and the Moscow team is looking at two other goalies as well as Awat as possible replacements for the Pole.

Awat has the backing of Stanislav Cherchisov, a former Russia national team 'keeper and now a senior member of Spartak's professional staff, and Dimitri Popov, a former Spartak player who resides in Spain and acts as a scout for the team.

Spartak, which will play in Israel next month in the Russian Channel One Cup, is the most popular team in Russia and has a budget of $70 million.

Spartak played in the Champions League this season, finishing third in Group B behind Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. Spartak continues in the UEFA Cup where it will face Celta Vigo in the round of 32.