Spurs striker in cross-London switch


QPR are thought to be chasing Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, but face competition from Spartak Moscow.


ESPN are reporting that QPR manager Neil Warnock has earmarked the Russia international for a January bid.


The Loftus Road club’s new owner Tony Fernandes has confirmed the club will be looking to strengthen in the transfer window.


Pavlyuchenko has become increasingly marginalised at Spurs and is desperate for a move away from White Hart Lane.


Warnock believes he needs an experienced striker to help maintain a positive start to the season and Pavlyuchenko would be available.


The Hoops are set for a spending spree in January and are aiming to add to a number of positions in the squad.


“The board know we need some more players and they have been very supportive,” Warnock said.


“We are on the lookout for four or five. I'm not saying they're all going to be big-name signings, but we need numbers in the squad.”


The Russian striker has also been interesting teams from his homeland, with Spartak Moscow admitting they are considering a bid.


“He is one player on our list of targets,” said Spartak manager Valery Karpin. “We consider many and he is one.”


Pavlyuchenko has scored 40 times in over 100 appearances for Tottenham but has never been able to secure a regular run in the team.

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