Spurs were happy to sell - Lokomotiv
Pavlyuchenko was expected to leave White Hart Lane in the winter transfer window, especially after the arrival of Eidur Gudjohnsen, but it was eventually club captain Robbie Keane that departed in a loan move to Celtic. However, Lokomotiv have retained their interest in the 28-year-old and were expected to complete a £10.5million deal this week, with Russian clubs still able to buy players until mid-March. Lokomotiv president Nikolai Naumov claims the Tottenham board are prepared to sell, but Redknapp, who has regularly announced the need to have four strikers at his disposal, is against the transfer. "It's our understanding that the view within Tottenham is split," Naumov is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. "The directors have no objection to selling the player, but the coach wants to keep him until at least the summer. "We'll talk about the transfer at the end of the season."