Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow have conceded defeat in their pursuit of Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyhuchenko.

The club were close to signing the 28-year old in January but a deal fell through and they are expected to again go after him in the summer.

But manager Yuri Semin admitted Pavlyuchenko's return to Tottenham's line-up will make it difficult for Lokmotiv to sign him.

"The situation has changed. I'm afraid it will be difficult to get Pavlyuchenko," he said.

"His team has qualified for the Champions League and he regained the coach's confidence. In any case, we can't get hung up on one player. We definitely need one more forward to strengthen the attack."