Hiddink sets sights on Roman

10 April 2009 08:00
Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has suggested Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko would be a good signing for the Stamford Bridge club. The Dutch coach is only under contract at Chelsea until the end of the season but has been asked to identify a number of potential summer transfer targets. Hiddink coaches Pavlyuchenko at international level with Russia and believes the former Spartak Moscow striker would be a good fit at Stamford Bridge. The 27-year-old has been in and out of the starting line-up at Spurs this season following his £14million arrival from Russian football last summer. "Pavlyuvenko is capable of reinforcing Chelsea's attacking line to add both dynamics and power," a Russian news agency quoted Hiddink as saying. "It's true that I used to call him a Sleeping Giant, but since he moved to Tottenham he started thinking on the pitch much faster and now plays better. "It's a pity that Spurs keep him on the bench. I would never do that. Such a talented footballer as Roman should play as often as possible. "I think that Pavlyuchenko would be a good signing for Chelsea."

Source: ESA