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The Nigerian international was reported to have had his contract terminated with the club by mutual consent

Obafemi Martins remains a player of Russian club, Rubin Kazan despite wide reports that the Super Eagles striker had terminated his contract with the club by mutual consent.

Martins made the move to the then Russian champions in 2010 for a fresh start to rejuvenate a very promising career but two years on, the Nigerian is thinking of leaving for another club.

The former Inter Milan wunderkind made an appearance for Rubin in their Super Cup triumph but has not been near the starting line-up after seven matches of the new season.

Rubin Kazan’s spokesperson, Maxim Lopukhov reiterated the position of th club concerning Martins’ contract.

“Martins is a player of Rubin. This is the information that I have today," said Lopukhov to championat.com.

The striker is yet to appear for the Super Eagles under Coach Stephen Keshi though his two goals against Kenya in Nairobi in his last match for the national team helped the Eagles qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Levante and Deportivo La Coruna, La Liga clubs were also reported to be ready to sign the 27-year old Nigerian on a free transfer. But it remains to be seen when Martins will get another look-in as the league resumes this weekend.

The nine million euros signing from Germany has so far scored three goals for Rubin in 20 league matches across three seasons – from 2010 till date though he spent some time in 2011 on loan to Birmingham, whom he helped to win the Carling Cup.

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