A couple of swap deals could be on the cards this January with both Roman Pavlyuchenko and Heurelho Gomes being used as potential bait to bring new faces to the Lane.
While Pav has only featured as a fringe player this season, Gomes has been reduced to third choice goalkeeper after some high profile errors towards the end of last season.
Pavlyuchenko has been linked with moves to other premier league sides but a number of clubs in Russia could be interested in the former Spartak Moscow striker. With that in mind, a player plus cash deal has been mooted to help secure the services of CSKA Moscow’s Seydou Doumbia. The Ivory Coast striker has risen to prominence since moving to Russia last year and with transfer fees rising up to £30m in some reports, an exchange involving Pav could lessen the financial blow.
Elsewhere, Spurs have been linked on a number of occasions with Udinese’s keeper Zeljko Brkic and reports are now suggesting that the Serbian has emerged as our number one target in the quest for a long term replacement for Brad Friedel.
Brkic is on loan at Siena where he has impressed thus far and Spurs may be hoping that a swap deal involving Gomes could tempt his parent club to sell.