Roma plan swoop for Pavlyuchenko

Serie A side Roma remain keen on recruiting Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, according to reports in Italy.

After only one season in English football following his £14 million move from Spartak Moscow last September, the Russian front-man now finds himself fourth choice at White Hart Lane behind Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe and new summer signing Peter Crouch.

Pavlyuchenko scored 14 times in 36 appearances in all competitions last season, including netting in every round of the Carling Cup apart from the final, but the arrival of Crouch means he could be surplus to Redknapp's requirements in 2009/10.

Despite having already been linked with a move to the Stadio Olimpico, Pavlyuchenko's representative had made it clear that the striker would be staying at Spurs.

However, according to Il Tempo, the Giallorossi are still weighing up a €15 million bid to rescue the Russian - who has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Stuttgart - from the White Hart Lane substitutes' bench.

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