Redknapp wants Pav to stay

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has no plans to allow striker Roman Pavlyuchenko to leave the club before the close of the transfer window next Tuesday.

Spartak Moscow today revealed they are willing to pay £10million for the 27-year-old who has struggled to maintain a first-team place at White Hart Lane. But after watching the Russia international score in his side's 5-1 Carling Cup win at Doncaster, Redknapp revealed he had met with the player's advisors to discuss the situation and has no desire to see him leave north London.

"His people came down the training ground yesterday, 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."

He added: "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.

"I don't know what we paid for him, you wouldn't get him for £10million anyway. The feedback I had yesterday from him and his people was that he didn't want to go so I don't see him going. I'd like to keep him."

Redknapp, who also admitted that he did not know at what stage Pascal Chimbonda's proposed move to Blackburn was at, was happy to see his Premier League leaders maintain their perfect start to the season with a thrilling five-goal display.

Pavlyuchenko was joined on the scoresheet by England duo Peter Crouch and David Bentley and midfield pair Tom Huddlestone and Jamie O'Hara.

"It was a good win for us but I was impressed with them (Doncaster)," Redknapp continued. "They started great and our keeper made two tremendous saves and they really did start well.

"I did genuinely think they played some great football. Everything about the way Sean (O'Driscoll) has got them playing is absolutely brilliant. They had chances as well and we took ours."

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