Wednesday, 21st September, 2011

Roman Pavlyuchenko is set to be offered a way out of Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window by Lokomotiv Moscow.

Sources have confirmed that the Russian Premier League club are keen on Pavlyuchenko and a bid of some €13M is being prepared for the striker.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp may find such an offer for the 29-year-old too good to turn down and could reinvest any fee received in the winter window.

Pavlyuchenko has long been courted by sides from his homeland, almost ever since signing for Spurs from Spartak Moscow in 2008.

The forward has however resisted moves to return east, remaining eager to make his mark at White Hart Lane.

Now though, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe staking their claim to a spot in Redknapp’s starting eleven, Pavlyuchenko’s chances of establishing himself as a first choice option this season look slim.

And, with almost four years in England football behind him when 2012 dawns, the Russian could be tempted by a lucrative offer to head home with Lokomotiv.

The Railroaders currently sit fourth in the Russian Premier League and have realistic hopes this season of securing a Champions League qualifying berth.

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