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Tottenham Duo Set For January Exits

White Hart Lane pair will leave.

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Tottenham Hotspur duo Heurelho Gomes and Roman Pavlyuchenko will leave the club this January after poor performances in the Carling Cup defeat to Stoke.

Gomes, 30, has lost his place in the first-team to new signing Brad Friedel and slipped further down the pecking order to third choice behind Carlo Cudicini.

The Brazilian’s appearance against the Potters was his first of the season and could have been his last for the club, manager Harry Redknaap confirmed.

“I would think he won’t be happy,” said the Spurs boss. “He wants to play at the World Cup (in 2014) with Brazil, so it’s going to be a problem.

“We’ll wait until the next window and see where that takes us.

“He’s done nothing wrong. He’s a fantastic goalkeeper and a great pro.

“I just went with Carlo in Greece (against PAOK in the Europa League) – and he (Cudicini) was magnificent.

“I’m very lucky I have three top goalkeepers here and it’s unlucky for the two not in the team.”

Gomes’ likely departure is almost certainly to be followed by striker Pavlyuchenko – with Russian sides Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow preparing bids.

The 29-year-old’s wasteful finishing was blamed by Redknapp for the League Cup defeat and it is unlikely his future will be at White Hart Lane.

“If Pavlyuchenko had scored, Luongo wouldn’t have had to take a penatly, would he?,” Redknapp said after the 7-6 defeat on penalties.

“It would have been all over, but that is how it goes.”

Both Moscow clubs tracked the Russian international during the summer and, at one point, it seemed certain that he would leave, according to Talksport.

But following discussions with the manager, Pavlyuchenko opted to stay and fight for his first-team place, with Peter Crouch eventually sold.

But the arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor has again left ‘Pav’ s third choice striker at the club.

The situation will prompt his former club Spartak to move for him again in the New Year, with Lokomotiv also set to enter the bidding, which will start at around £10million.

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