Sunderland are chasing Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.

The Sunday Mirror says Sunderland are expected to firm up interest in striker Pavlyuchenko this week by tabling an £8million offer for the wantaway Russia striker.

But that is likely to fall short of Spurs' demands as they look to recoup at least £12m, which is around £2m short of what they paid Spartak Moscow in September 2008.

For his part, Pavlyuchenko has declared he wants to stay at White Hart Lane.

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