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.'
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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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