Pavlyuchenko is poised to join Spurs

LONDON - Spartak Moscow have told BBC Sport that striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is poised to join Premier League side Tottenham.

LONDON - Spartak Moscow have told BBC Sport that striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is poised to join Premier League side Tottenham.

"A deal has been agreed between the clubs and the transfer may be concluded by Thursday [today]," said a club spokesman.

The 26-year-old Pavlyuchenko, a Russian international, is still in Moscow awaiting a visa that will allow him to travel to London to complete the move.

"Right now I'm getting my visa and as soon as it is ready I will fly to England to sign a contract," he said.

"Everything has happened very quickly so I could not even say goodbye to my teammates."

BBC Sport understands that the deal is not yet a formality but Spartak's general manager Valery Karpin told Russian newspaper Soviet Sport that Pavlyuchenko was on his way to White Hart Lane. - BBC

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