Transfer talk: Pavlyuchenko to Spartak

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Pavlyuchenko to Spartak

Roman Pavlyuchenko has again been linked with a move away from Tottenham, with Spartak Moscow willing to pay £10m for the Russian. "We need a good striker," Spartak coach Valery Karpin said of the 27-year-old. "If the price was £10m we would seriously consider it."

Villa close to Dunne deal

Aston Villa's £6m move for Manchester City defender Richard Dunne has moved closer following Joleon Lescott's arrival at Eastlands.

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Al Muhammadi move near

Sunderland are close to signing ENPPI 21-year-old defender Ahmed Al Muhammadi on a season-long loan. "A player for the future," Steve Bruce said.

Blues hand striker a trial

Vojvodina striker Danijel Aleksic is to spend a week on trial at Manchester City. "Further discussion will depend on the impression of the player," Vojvodina director Miodrag Pantelic said.

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Coleman issues warning

Coventry City would rebuff any offers for goalkeeper Keiren Westwood. The 24-year-old has been linked with a switch to Everton. "There have been no offers, no conversations," manager Chris Coleman said. "And I don't want any."

Spurs move for Sandro KO'd

Brazilian side Internacional have rejected a £14m bid from Spurs for the 20-year-old midfielder Sandro.