Harry to let Pav leave but only abroad

01 February 2010

Tottenham Hotpsur manager Harry Redknapp is willing to allow want away striker Roman Pavlyuchenko leave White Hart Lane on deadline day, however the Spurs manager is unlikely to sell the Russian international to another Premier League club.

Birmingham City were leading the chase for the striker while West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola is reportedly this morning also monitoring the situation and could offer the Russian a loan move away from White Hart Lane. The West Ham manager is also reportedly in talks with Spurs over a short-term move for work horse forward Robbie Keane.

Redknapp said this morning:

"If it is the right deal for the club I am happy for him to go," said Redknapp.

"He has been wanting to move for a while, but if he was to move I think it would be back to Russia."

Redknapp is now willing to allow his Russian forward to leave after signing former Chelsea star Eidur Gudjohnsen on loan until the end of the season from Monaco.

The former Chelsea, Bolton Wanderers and Barcelona star had been expected to sign for West Ham United but opted to move to Spurs at the last minute instead.

"He's a player I've always admired," said Redknapp. "He can play several positions and is a very clever footballer.

"It was his decision to come to us. I rang him and left a message on his phone and he came back to me and said 'I want to come to Tottenham'. He gives us lots of options. He's a top player.

"But we're still not keen to sell Pavlyuchenko. We're happy with him. Technically he's a terrific player."

Gudjohnsen first made his name in England with Bolton, scoring 18 goals in 55 league appearances for the Trotters between 1998-2000.

He moved to Chelsea in a £5million deal almost a decade ago and scored 54 goals in almost 200 Premier League games for the club before being sold to Barcelona for £8million in June 2006.