Although the January transfer window is well behind us, there has been talk this week of the possibility of Roman Pavlyuchenko leaving the club before the end of this season.
Last week Pav hit out at Harry Redknapp over his lack of first team chances: “The way I see it, the manager just doesn’t trust me and it doesn’t matter if I play well, score goals or try my best in training – nothing will make him change his mind about me.
“So I’m not going to extend my contract, which expires at the end of next season, and will try to leave the club over the summer transfer window.“
The Russian transfer window however doesn’t close until March and there had been rumours of an immediate switch to Zenit St Petersburg, but the player’s agent Oleg Artemov has ruled this out: “There is no chance that Pavlyuchenko will move from White Hart Lane until the end of the season.”
It’s unlikely that Spurs would sanction a move considering the lack of cover up front, but it seems that Pav’s days in a Lilywhite shirt are drawing to an end, with Newcastle also having been linked with a summer move for the striker.