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‘Verbal Agreement’ In Place For January Exit: £7.7M Fee Mooted

Roman Pavlyuchenko looks set to finally leave White Hart Lane and is supposedly returning to Russia in the January transfer window.

It has been rumoured in the Russian media that he has already agreed personal terms with Lokomotiv Moscow.

Sovetsky Sport claim that a verbal agreement has been made between player and club and that all that needs to be finalised is the fee Lokomotiv will pay to Spurs.

Pavlyuchenko has yet to start a Premier League game this season despite the departure of Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch in the summer.

The 29-year-old has long wanted a move to gain regular first team action, especially ahead of the European Championships next summer.

The expected fee is likely to be around £7.7m for a player that Tottenham paid £13m for in 2008 from Spartak Moscow.

It had been rumoured that Everton were interested in Pavlyuchenko, but the Toffees only offered a loan deal and Harry Redknapp was keen to get the Russian international’s salary off the wage bill.

Redknapp will no doubt dip into the transfer market to give himself some more attacking options as the only striker he managed to acquire in the summer was Emmanuel Adebayor in a loan deal.

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