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Redknapp expects interest for Tottenham striker Pavlyuchenko

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp expects the January transfer window to see renewed interest from Italy and Spain in Roman Pavlyuchenko. The striker has failed to make an impact at White Hart Lane since arriving from Spartak Moscow in a £13.8million deal in August 2008.

"He's a player on the world stage. He's a World Cup player. So you'll always have interest, particularly in goalscorers," said Redknapp.

"Italian or Spanish teams would want him. Four strikers can be a problem. In all honesty, I'd rather have three good strikers.

"People say you can't have too many, but it can be a problem when you're talking about top-class players who want to play every week and in the World Cup for their countries.

"We have two who aren't playing every week. It is a problem."

The Spurs boss added: "(Russia manager) Guus Hiddink was here on Friday and we spoke about Pav, how he is, how you get him going. He had the same opinion as me, really.

"He said sometimes he shouts at him, sometimes he's nice to him, sometimes he doesn't speak to him at all, sometimes he talks to him. And he's tried all those things.

"He's a very laid back guy, Pav, but he's got good ability. We both feel he's technically such a good player. But he just needs to be a bit more aggressive."

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