Weekly Transfer Round Up: 23-01-11

PAV ON HIS WAY?
Roman Pavlyuchenko has been the subject of interest from English and German clubs, his agent has claimed. Pavlyuchenko, 29, has been unable to pin down a regular starting role at White Hart Lane since making a £14m move from Spartak Moscow in 2008, and has recently been linked with a move to Sunderland after the Black Cats sold leading scorer Darren Bent earlier this week. And while refusing to confirm what clubs are on trailing the Russian forward, his representative Oliver Wendt did tell ESPNsoccernet: “There is interest from some clubs in England and Germany, but Roman has two more years on his contract with Tottenham.

FORLAN WAGES TO HIGH
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has revealed his interest in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan. However, Harry admitted that personal terms could scupper any deal. “Diego Forlan has been mentioned but… it’s the wages,” said Redknapp who watched Forlan play against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey last night. “We are not going to get near their wages. They are on £100,000 plus a week, they are not going to come here.”

VDV WANT’S TEAM MATE TO JOIN
Mark van Bommel is being urged to up sticks at Bayern Munich and join Spurs for the second half of the season. Current Spurs success story Rafael Van Der Vaart has urged the Bayern Munich skipper and his Holland team-mate to join him at White Hart Lane to continue Spurs’ pursuit of silverware this season. Van Der Vaart told the Mirror: “Mark is a super player with lots of experience that would help the younger players in the Tottenham team.

KEANE RULING HIMSELF OUT OF MOVE?
Birmingham have ended their interest in Tottenham striker Robbie Keane in the January transfer window. Birmingham’s acting chairman Peter Pannu met with manager Alex McLeish and chief scout Paul Montgomery on Monday and a decision was taken that the financial package requested for the 31-year-old was out of the club’s reach.

ROSSI BID A POSSIBILITY
Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up the possibility of a move for the former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi, having finally been paid the full £16.5m they were owed from Sunderland for Darren Bent,’ according to the Independent. The transfer of Bent to Aston Villa has caused movement throughout the transfer market, with Sunderland now making serious inquiries about Peter Crouch at Spurs. While Tottenham’s manager, Harry Redknapp, does not want to sell the England international, that still very much depends this month on what kind of offer Sunderland would be prepared to make’.

AND THE REST…
Tottenham striker Giovanni dos Santos is close to a loan move to Italian side Sampdoria…

Tottenham are ready to make a bid for Marseille defender Taye Taiwo but face a battle with Benfica and Everton for his signature…

Tottenham Hotspur are tempted to step up their interest in the Ajax striker Luis Suárez…

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