Zenit St Petersburg coach Dick Advocaat has admitted for the first time that captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is on his way to Bayern Munich.
The Ukraine midfielder has been rumoured to have agreed a deal to join the German champions for months and Advocaat has finally gone public on the deal.
Tymoshchuk will officially join Bayern at the end of the current Bundesliga season.
"He is one of our top players but we'll have to do without him after July," said Advocaat.
"I'm used to losing key players by now, that's the price you pay for being successful.
"Hopefully we'll be able to get a worthy replacement for him and sign a big player over the summer."