Top clubs eye Pogrebnyak
Liverpool and Tottenham have reportedly joined the growing list of clubs interested in signing Pavel Pogrebnyak.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 06/11/10 1:36pm
Premier League giants Liverpool and Tottenham have reportedly joined the growing list of clubs interested in signing striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.
The Russia international joined Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart last year, scoring 11 times in 35 appearances for Die Roten and is contracted to the club until 2012.
However, head coach Fredi Bobic admits that he has known of the interest for the former Zenit St Petersburg forward for some time, but has no intention of letting the 26-year-old leave.
With Reds boss Roy Hodgson keen to strengthen his attacking options in the January window, Pogrebnyak would prove to be a key signing with injuries to Fernando Torres and Dirk Kuyt exposing a threadbare front-line in the past month.
Hodgson has reportedly been promised £30million from new owners NESV to spend in 2011 and the striker would command a fee in the region of £12million.
A move to Spurs, meanwhile, would see Pogrebnyak link up with his Russian team-mate Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Bobic told Bild newspaper: "I have been listening to rumours that Liverpool and Tottenham have their eyes on Pavel.
"It's a fact. However, none of these clubs have been talking to us about him lately. He is a player of VfB Stuttgart."