The Russian Premier League club have been linked with a move for the Rennes star after he returned from the recent African Cup of Nations with the player-of-the-tournament award.
Pitroipa, 26, is in his second season at the French club after a disappointing spell at Bundesliga side SV Hamburg and could follow in the footsteps of his former Rennes team-mate Yann M’Vila by moving to Russia.
Rubin beat Fulham and QPR to the signature of French international M’Vila in January, paying £9.6million for the 22-year-old midfielder.
However, he is now being investigated by French police for allegedly being involved with an under-age prostitute.
Rubin could potentially outbid Fulham again for Pitroipa, who has a contract until June 2015, and the Russians may step up their pursuit after Zenit St Petersburg were linked to their Finnish winger Roman Eremenko.
Notts County boss Kevin Nolan hopes to keep his side's automatic promotion hopes on track when they face local rivals Mansfield at a packed Meadow Lane.
French defender Xavier Tomas feels the passion of Scottish football has been a breath of fresh air in his debut season with Hamilton.
Kilmarnock winger Chris Burke has told his younger team-mates to wring as much knowledge out of Steve Clarke's spell at Rugby Park as they can.
On-loan Partick Thistle defender Baily Cargill is looking to build on an improved defensive display when they travel to Edinburgh this weekend.
Rangers defender David Bates faces at least six weeks out with ankle ligament damage.