Sunderland close on Tottenhams Roman Pavlyuchenko

Last updated : 23 January 2011 By Daily Mail

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp dashed Bruce's hopes of his first choice, Peter Crouch, but has indicated that he is ready to part with Pavlyuchenko. 

Redknapp said on Friday: 'I don't want to sell Pav but if someone made the right offer andhe wanted to move, I am sure it is something that the club will lookat.'

Roman's road to Sunderland: Pavlyuchenko could soon be leaving Spurs

The Russia international has been offered a new deal by Tottenham, but has said he will not be taking the club up on their offer as he wants to be guaranteed first-team football.

'Thecontract offer doesn't suit me,' said Pavlyuchenko. 'And there arerumours: (Emmanuel) Adebayor is coming to us, then (Andy) Carroll fromNewcastle.

'If it proves true, I'm not satisfied with being fourth or fifth choice. I don't want to go back to sitting on the bench.'

Everton andAston Villa have also expressed an interest in the 29-year-old forward.

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail