Pavlyuchenko did not want to join Spurs

Pavlyuchenko joined Spurs for around £14million from Spartak Moscow in August.

Pavlyuchenko’s mother said according to the Daily Telegraph: “Roman was sold by the club. He didn’t want to go to England or leave Russia. It was 100 per cent Spartak Moscow’s decision to sell him.”

She added: “I know for sure he’s ready to return to Russia anytime.”