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Tottenham Star Rules Out Return Home

White Hart Lane star does not want to go back to Europe.

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko insists he will not be returning to Russia despite strong interest from Anzhi Makhachkala.

The 29-year-old joined Spurs in a £14million deal from Spartak Moscow three years ago but has only impressed in fits and spurts during his time at the north London club.

Manager Harry Redknapp is in the market for new strikers and is close to clinching deals for Leandro Damiao and Mirko Vucinic.

Pavlyuchenko’s indifferent form has seen him regularly linked with a move away and Russian Premier League outfit Anzhi are the latest destination to be mentioned.

The likes of Roberto Carlos, Diego Tardelli and Balazs Dzsudzsak have all played at the Dagestan club in recent times but Pavlyuchenko insists rumours he will follow suit are untrue.

“I don’t even know who needs [this gossip], who’s doing it all, who’s writing it,” he said, according to ITV Sport.

“It’s all untrue that I’m going to continue my career at Anzhi. It’s obviously total rubbish.”

Despite dismissing the speculation, Pavlyuchenko did allude to the fact that he is becoming frustrated with his predominant bench role.

“When the time comes for a change, an offer would be good and I will agree to it,” he added.

“But for the time being it’s hard for me to say what tomorrow will bring.”

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