Agent rubbishes Birmingham chances of landing Spurs striker Pavlyuchenko

The agent of Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has dismissed interest from Birmingham City.

The agent of Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has dismissed interest from Birmingham City.

Brum have seen an £8m bid for Pavlyuchenko rejected by Tottenham. The 28-year-old is holding out for a move back to Russia.

Pavlyuchenko’s agent Oleg Artemov said: "Roman wouldn’t go to Birmingham, he wants to return home. We are still within the transfer window and hopefully that will force Spurs to make concessions."

Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak remain interested in Pavlyuchenko, but are put off by the asking price.