Tottenham to Launch £12m Bid for French International as Pavlyuchenko Heads for Marseille

White Hart Lane boss wants Nice man as Russian becomes target for French champions.

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July 17, 2010 - Santa Clara, California, United States of America - 17 July 2010: San Jose Earthquakes D Bobby Burling (2) and D Jason Hernandez (21) defend Tottenham Hotspur F Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has emerged as a target for French side Marseille.
The Russian striker almost left Tottenham in January but forced his way back into boss Harry Redknapp’s reckoning with some impressive performances in the second half of the season.
Pavlyuchenko, 28, has been strongly linked with a return to his homeland and is widely expected to leave the Londoners before the end of the transfer window.
Marseille have now registered their interest in the forward – and will make a £12m move if they miss out on Spurs target Luis Fabiano.
Spanish side Sevilla have rejected an offer for the 29-year-old Brazil star, who Redknapp himself expressed an interest in during the World Cup.
Fabiano is now expected to stay in Seville, meaning Marseille will turn their attentions to Pavlyuchenko as they look to sign a big name striker.
Tottenham are actively looking to sell Pavlyuchenko and are believed to be eyeing highly rated Nice striker Loic Remy as a replacement. (TalkSport)

Harry Redknapp has not managed to bring in any significant new additions as yet this summer but is apparently chomping at the bit to do so. The White Hart Lane boss has been linked with literally dozens of players he is reportedly interested in and has admitted to making moves, unsuccessfully, for some big name stars.

Roman Pavlyuchenko is a player who is unlikely to be given much in the way of first team action this season and only managed a brief stint in the starting eleven last term, during which time he managed during one spell nine goals in eight games.

However the Tottenham boss has made a point of stating his desire to keep the likes of Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane and with first choice striker Jermain Defoe to add to the mix the Russian seems likely to consider a move to Marseille should and offer come in for his services.

Loic Remy is a striker wanted by a great many Premier League outfits including West Ham, Stoke and Liverpool. Clearly if Pavlyuchenko left because of a lack of first team chances then any incoming forward would have similar issues, such is the problem with wanting to have four top notch internationals to pick from.

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