Bulykin in the balance

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Nik Taylor

Russian striker Dmitri Bulykin is confident he will secure a move to the Premiership, despite finishing his trial spell at Palace without being offered a contract.

The 25-year-old has now returned to Russia, but believes he has done enough during training sessions at Palace and Bolton to ensure a transfer before the end of January.

He’ll now return to current club Dynamo Moscow while his future is resolved.

"I'll come to Moscow no later than Thursday," he told Sport Express.

"The Palace coaches have got some opinion about my skills and will now decide whether to bid for me or not."

It’s believed Palace are interested in signing the player, but that Dynamo’s valuation has so far prevented any deal from going through.