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Pavlyuchenko confirms he will ask for Tottenham sale in December

Out-of-favour Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has made it clear he will be asked to be sold ahead of the January transfer window.

The 29-year old Russian international continues to be left out of Harry Redknapp's Premier League line-up and despite making appearances in the Europa League is determined to get out of White Hart Lane so he can play regularly ahead of next summer's European championships.

"I have to do something in the transfer period. We're ahead of the European Championship. If I don't change (my club) then Euro 2012 will be played without me," he told football-express.com.

"I was fighting and fighting but it was useless. Does Redknapp believe in me? Now I don't think so.

"I do the training as good as the others. I do everything with 100 per cent effort.

"I don't cry and I don't say that everybody is bad but I'm a good footballer. If I score in each game then I can play. But it's not a reality to score in each game. That's all.

"Will I ask the club to sell me in December? Yes, it's 100 per cent."

Pavlyuchenko indicates there is interest from the big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala whilst a return to Spartak Moscow is also a possibility.

"I'd rather go back to Russia. If I sign to Anzhi or not - we shouldn't go too far. Maybe I'll have only one possibility and that will be Anzhi and nothing else," he added.

"Karpin (Valery Karpin, caretaker coach of Spartak Moscow) contacts me before each transfer period.

"He says he wants to take me but when the transfer window closes our connection ends.

"They keep saying they want me and my answer is - if they want me then negotiate with my club about the details. But finally they don't negotiate about me. That's the way they want me."

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