Spartak boss Valeri Karpin insisted at the weekend he would not pay the reputed £15m asking price for Pavlyuchenko, but has now revealed he is still in negotiations.
"There isn't a specific amount that we are willing to pay," said Karpin. "And even if there was I would not announce it in public.
"We already offered a large sum. And, incidentally, in the summer we made an offer to loan him for a year, but Tottenham did not accept it."