Pavlyuchenko's move to Roma hits the buffers as Italians refuse cash deal

03 December 2009 12:19
Out of favour: Pavlyuchenko[LNB]Roma's bid to sign Roman Pavlyuchenko has hit a stalemate over the Italian club's unwillingness to do a straight cash deal for the Russia striker. [LNB]The Italians want to strike a loan-swap with Tottenham, with former Arsenal player Julio Baptista, the Brazil midfielder, heading to White Hart Lane for the second half of the season. [LNB]However, neither Spurs nor Pavlyuchenko are keen on a loan deal. [LNB]In any case, the 27-year-old is wary of moving to a new country because of the difficulties in adapting to yet another culture and foreign language. [LNB]The former Spartak Moscow striker has struggled to learn English and fit in to the White Hart Lane dressing room. [LNB]Spurs are holding out for at least £15million for a player they signed for £13.8m after Euro 2008. [LNB]There is plenty of interest in taking the player back to Russia, which suits Pavlyuchenko and his wife Larissa, though Spurs may have to lower their demands. [LNB]  Zenit St Petersburg have shown the most interest are are ready to offer around £10m once Italian coach Luciano Spalletti is confirmed as their new manager. [LNB]Lokomotiv Moscow have confirmed their interest, while Spartak boss Valery Karpin is ready to resume talks over a player he tried to sign in August. [LNB]'There was an opportunity to bring Pavlyuchenko back in the summer,' said Karpin. 'It didn't happen. Let's see what the conditions would be if we open talks now.'  [LNB] Spartak ponder Pavlyuchenko return as Welliton eyes Tottenham swap dealSpurs outcast Pavlyuchenko set for Zenit as Russians line up boss SpallettiPavlyuchenko confirms his departure from Tottenham after nightmare yearThree's a crowd: Jenas's 2010 hopes could suffer from selection, says HarryCampbell free to play football after concluding Notts County contract spatTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC

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