Liverpool striker search twists towards £3m Russian international - next Torres partner?

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Liverpool striker target Pavel Pogrebnyak could make a summer move to the Barclays Premier League.

The Russian international has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months, with former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson thought to be one of the interested parties.

New Reds chief Kenny Dalglish is expected to continue the Anfield outfit's interest in the player, although Liverpool are now unlikely to secure a switch this month.

"He will stay here until the end of the season. In summer we will make a decision," player agent Oleg Artemov told the Daily Mail.

"A number of Premier League sides are interested in him. We've received a lot of offers."

Spurs, Everton and Blackburn are also reportedly keen on the player, who has returned to the Stuttgart starting line-up for a Bundesliga relegation battle following the arrival of a new manager.

The former Zenit St. Petersburg player was thought to be considering an exit under the old regime at the German outfit, but the arrival of Bruno Labbadia has led to the striker having a change of heart.

Liverpool are thought to see the 27-year-old attacker as an ideal foil for Fernando Torres, with the player able to take some of the goalscoring and all-round pressure off the club's Spanish star.

New owners NESV have promised the Merseysiders money to spend, and the player's value is not an issue for Liverpool should they wish to move for the player.

Availability is likely to be a key issue for Liverpool, but they could turn to Pogrebnyak if they fail to land a striker in the remaining weeks of the window.

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