Pav rules out Russian return

The 29-year-old joined Spurs in a £14million deal from Spartak

Moscow three years ago but has only impressed in fits and spurts

during his time at the north London club. Pavlyuchenko’s

indifferent form has seen him regularly linked with a move away

from White Hart Lane and Russian Premier League outfit Anzhi are

the latest destination to be mentioned. The likes of Roberto

Carlos, Diego Tardelli and Balazs Dzsudzsak have been tempted to

ply their trade at the Dagestan club in recent times but

Pavlyuchenko insists rumours that he will follow suit are untrue.

“I don’t even know who needs [this gossip], who’s doing it all,

who’s writing it,” he said, according to ITV Sport. “It’s all

untrue that I’m going to continue my career at Anzhi. It’s

obviously total rubbish.” Despite dismissing the speculation,

Pavlyuchenko did allude to the fact that he is becoming frustrated

with his predominant bench role at Harry Redknapp’s side. “When the

time comes for a change, an offer would be good and I will agree to

it,” he added. “But for the time being it’s hard for me to say what

tomorrow will bring.”