Spartak Moscow supremo Valeri Karpin has branded Tottenham's asking price for Roman Pavlyuchenko as "absurd".
"We offered £9million for his immediate transfer," said Karpin.
"Or they could get £11.5million through a loan deal - we would pay £1million right away and the rest after a year's time.
"But Tottenham rejected our proposals. We were told that the price for Pavlyuchenko was £17.6million.
"For us it would be absurd to pay that."