LONDON, Aug 27, 2009 (AFP) – Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists Roman Pavlyuchenko will not be heading home to Russia despite the 27-year-old striker being linked with a 10 million pound move to Spartak Moscow.Redknapp admitted that the player, who scored in the 5-1 League Cup second win at Doncaster on Wednesday, is desperate to cement his place in Russia’s World Cup squad and needs to be playing regular first team football.
"His people came down the training ground, they wanted to have a meeting with me to talk about him," Redknapp said. "He doesn’t want to go and they don’t want him to go. He’s very happy.
"His only concern was missing out on the World Cup as he needs to play for Russia but it wasn’t a case of him wanting to leave. He’s got no issues with the club, he’s very happy in London, happy at the club. I don’t think anything’s going to happen."