Agent: Arshavin only wants Tottenham move

The agent of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Andrei Arshavin says he wants a move to Tottenham to be wrapped up quickly.

"Andrei is ready to move to Tottenham, now it just depends on Zenit," Dennis Lachter told Sovietsky Sport. "Arshavin changed his decision [about joining Spurs] due to excellent interest from Spurs.

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"They are the one team that fully agreed his contract demands and ready to pay almost the full price that Zenit wants.

"Juande Ramos called Andrei and described his vision of football and his vision of Andrei's future in the team.

"Ramos said that Arshavin will be a key player of his team and he is highly interested in this deal.

"Spurs had the money for Andrei all the time and their interest isn't new. Zenit doesn't want to say that they have official offer from Tottenham. But they have it."

Reports in Russia suggest Zenit want to keep Arshavin for the European Super Cup clash with Manchester United on August 29 in Monaco.

But Lachter says Arshavin does not want the deal to be delayed until the end of the month.

"I don't think the deal can be delayed until the Super Cup against Manchester United because I'm unsure that today's Arshavin can be useful for Zenit.

"I hope that Zenit will collect themselves. I know the high level of professionalism of Zenit's new president [Alexander] Dukov and his great personality."

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