Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has opened the door for striker Roman Pavlyuchenko to leave in January, while also preparing for several other departures when the transfer window re-opens.
Pavlyuchenko, 29, has struggled to break into the Spurs starting line-up since his arrival at the club, and Redknapp has revealed the Russian is keen to gain more playing time ahead of Euro 2012.
“I suppose it’s possible [Pavlyuchenko will leave] if he feels it will hamper his chances of playing in Euro 2012,’ the Spurs boss said.
‘But it would take a good offer for us to sell him because he is a good player.’
While rumours continue to link him with a move away from London, Pavlyuchenko recently made his feelings clear on his current situation.
‘The main part of my contract with Tottenham ends in the summer. Afterwards, the club has an option to extend it for one more season, regardless of my wishes,’ he told Russian newspaper Sports Express.
‘I don’t know whether the club will execute that option, but a good offer would definitely be considered.
‘I don’t know my market value right now.’
Joining Pavlyuchenko in leaving the club will be goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who has confirmed he is looking for a way out of the club after falling down the pecking order behind Brad Friedel and Carlo Cudicini.
‘I will probably go back to Brazil on loan for half a year.
‘I’ll then come back to Europe to join another club.’
Speculation also suggests that Chelsea will return for midfielder Luka Modric, while several other players including Sebastien Bassong continue to attract interest.