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Redknapp stands firm over Pav

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists he will not let Roman Pavlyuchenko leave the club next month unless he has already lined up a suitable replacement for the Russia striker.

Pavlyuchenko wants to leave White Hart Lane in order to boost his chances of playing for his country at Euro 2012 after seeing his playing time limited this season due to the arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor, and the excellent form of Rafael van der Vaart and Jermain Defoe.

Several clubs could bid for Pavlyuchenko in January, but Redknapp does not want to damage his side's chances of a top-four finish by leaving himself short of strikers, and said: "If we let Pav go we'd leave ourselves short. If he decides he wants to go and the club get a good offer then we've got to be ready to replace him from somewhere."

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Tottenham Hotspur
Emmanuel Adebayor
Roman Pavlyuchenko
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Jermain Defoe
Rafael Van der Vaart

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