Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists Roman Pavlyuchenko will not be allowed to destabilise the club's season after revealing the striker's "head wasn't right" to play in a recent game.
Pavlyuchenko, 28, has been quoted in Russia claiming Redknapp was "mocking" him by telling him he would play in the Carling Cup clash at Manchester United then not using him - but the Spurs manager offers a different version of events.
"If you've got a problem come and see me about it. The club's going great, top four in the league playing fantastic, we're winning football matches galore, it's never been better here. I wouldn't let one person destabilise that," Redknapp said.
"He wasn't told he was going to play in certain games, he said his head wasn't right to play football at that time and I said 'well, if your not ready to play football...' That's the situation."
Pavlyuchenko, who has not played since the defeat to Arsenal at the end of October, looks set to leave White Hart Lane if Spurs can recoup most of the £13.8million they paid Spartak Moscow at the start of last season.
"If he wants to leave and somebody comes in with an offer of what he's worth, we'd have to look at it, but I'm not crazy to shift him out," Redknapp confirmed.
"I had a chat with him a couple of weeks ago and he said he felt he wanted a move but it is up to someone to come on with an offer that's good enough for us to even look at it, otherwise there's no chance of him leaving."
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