Pavlyuchenko injury puts Tottenham move on hold

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko's hopes of a move away from Tottenham have been dealt a blow by a groin strain that requires a scan.

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko's hopes of a move away from Tottenham have been dealt a blow by a groin strain that requires a scan.

Lokomotiv Moscow claim the 28-year-old wants to join them, with Pavlyuchenko still looking to move despite a cameo against Leeds at the weekend when he scored within four minutes of being introduced as a substitute but also picked up his injury.

"I've already heard lots of times from Redknapp that I'm going to play, but I still remain sitting on the bench," Pavlyuchenko told Sport Express newspaper.

"I don't think that goal will change anything. In any case, I hope it doesn't stop me leaving Tottenham."

Whether it is possible for Pavlyuchenko to move before the transfer window closes will depend on the assessment of his injury.

"Pavlyuchenko has picked up a groin strain and I don't know whether he will be fit. He's gone for a scan to see if there is any damage there," said Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.

It means the Russia striker is unlikely to feature against Fulham in the midweek Barclays Premier League clash.

"When he wants to work and play he is a top-class footballer," the Redknapp added. "On Saturday I was delighted with him but unfortunately he's picked up a groin injury but that's the way it's been.

"His people have been trying to move him for a while but we want him to stay. Unless we get the right offer he will be staying and he is part of the plans while he's here."

 
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