After reportedly having one bid turned down for this Euro 2008 star, it appears that Daniel Levy is about to try again for this quality forward.
Juande Ramos will have to stump up more than £12million for Russia centre forward Roman Pavlyuchenko.
The 26-year-old is under contract at Spartak Moscow, who will not allow him to leave on the cheap.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reportedly had a £10million offer for one of the stars of Euro 2008 rejected by Spartak last week and White Hart Lane officials are believed to be considering an increased offer.
Spartak general director Sergei Shavlo declared last week: ‘We have received two offers. One of them is from an English team.
‘Since it’s not a team playing in European Champions League we are more likely than not to reject their offer.’ (Daily Mail)
Pavlyuchenko is in many ways a perfect striker for the English game, and he could well be a very useful addition to the Spurs squad if they manage to persuade Spartak to sell.
Having helped dump England out of the qualifying race for Euro 2008, Roman then showed what he could do at the finals themselves, with some damn good performances which displayed the many talents he possesses. He is a great target man who is good on the floor and thankfully doesn’t indulge in the kind of theatrics that have caused the likes of Didier Drogba to be much hated. Do Spurs like the idea of signing this Russian and, if they did complete the signing, how would they fit him into their starting eleven?