Brazilian striker Welliton keen on Tottenham move
The Brazilian forward has expressed a desire to swap Russia for England and the Premier League, and is certainly a man in form having scored 21 goals in 28 games for Spartak. The 23-year-old said: "Tottenham are a famous club with a good infrastructure." Related ArticlesRedknapp: Spurs too lethargic at Old TraffordManchester United 2 Tottenham 0Ferguson calls on Carling Cup kids to reach finalNemanja Vidic acts as United's rock of agesTottenham target Seydou DoumbiaSpartak are keen to re-sign Roman Pavlyuchenko from Spurs, and they may have to use Welliton in a player-plus-cash deal because the Russian club are unwilling to meet Tottenham Hotspur's £13.8 million asking price. Pavlyuchenko has long expressed his desire to quit White Hart Lane, having fallen down the pecking order behind Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane. Yesterday, Pavlyuchenko was being linked with a move to Roma, after his agent, Oliver Wendt, said: "We're meeting Roma for Roman. Roman wants to leave London and he wants to go to Roma. If Tottenham allow him to go, Roman could be a Roma player." However, Spartak are still very much in the frame, as are city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow, who have money to spend following the £10m sale of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to Everton. Lokomotiv president Nikolay Naumov said: "Of course we are interested in players like Roman, but we have not yet entered transfer negotiations."
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